Friday, August 30, 2013



Part 2 of 2. The following excerpts are taken from a 90 page document written by Pearl O. Smith, titled A CROM (CRUM) – MARTIN-VAUGHT (VOUGHT) CONNECTION, dated 2000. I found this document online at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. I have a pdf copy of this document and I can email it to you if requested.

Ms. Pearl Smith explains that a Vaught family migrated to Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, in the late 1700’s, from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. In her book she traces this complex family, which I will not repeat because it is only relevant to Muhlenberg County, not Ohio County.  However, there are two places that Ohio County is mentioned in the Vaught portion of her book, as follows:

“JOHN VAUGHT, son of Christian and Hannah (Crum) Vaught, b. December 15, 1761, Hagerstown, Maryland; d. in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. His will was dated June 11, 1813, and probated in July 1813. John married in 1783/4 Elizabeth Martin, b. February 10, 1768, in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; will dated October 2, 1843; daughter of Eberhard and Elizabeth (Wonderly) Martin.

The names of all members of John Vaught's family and their dates and places of birth are taken from the DAR application papers of Mary Endicott, a descendant, whose national number is 250081. She stated on that application that all these vital statistics were copied from the Vaught family Bible. John and Elizabeth (Martin) Vaught's children were: Margaret, Abraham, Eleanor, John, Jr., Daniel, Mary, Francis S., Simon, Martin, Samuel Fulton, and Christopher Martin Vaught.

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Francis S. Vaught, b. May 23, 1800} m. Elizabeth Graves, b. May 11, 1805; d. September 22, 1838, buried at Hamm Cemetery near Martwick, Kentucky; daughter of John Sanders Graves and Mary Susannah (Wooton) Graves. Francis S. Vaught and Elizabeth Graves m. June 26, 1828.

In her will, dated October 2, 1843, Francis S. Vaught's mother, Elizabeth Vaught (widow of John - see above) bequeathed all her property to Francis S. Vaught's children, who were:

(1). John S. Vaught, b. May 1, 1829; d. August 2, 1908, buried Oakwood Cemetery, Section II, Hartford, Kentucky; m. Rebecca Combs; d. August 23, 1913, at home of Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Shultz, nephew and niece, in Livermore, Kentucky. Daughter Elizabeth C., age 7, is shown in 1860 census, but in no later one. The Ohio County, Kentucky, census of 1900 states that Rebecca was the mother of two children, neither living. In the 1860 census, John S. Vaught and wife Rebecca were "boarding house keepers." By 1870, he was a stage driver, hauling passengers and freight between Hartford and Beaver Dam. Rebecca was running the boarding house. Rebecca filed suit for divorce and a long proceeding ensued. A divorce was granted before December 18, 1892. (Divorce File 4672 (E), . Case 2935, Record Book 38, p. 158, in Ohio County.)

(2). William Martin Vaught, b. November 10, 1830, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky; d. June 23, 1878; m. December 18, 1859, Mary P. Cross, daughter of Robert F. and Elizabeth (Hunsinger) Cross. Children shown in 1880 census were Emily, b. 1862/63; Josephine, b. 1864/65; Molly, b. 1869/70; Robert, b. 1872/73; John, b. 1875/76.

In 1860, William Martin Vaught was a farmer; in 1870 he was a hotel keeper. In 1900, his widow, Mary, was a hotel keeper. Their daughter Josephine was a milliner and lived with her mother. This census states that Mary (Cross) Vaught was the mother of seven children, but only four were living. The youngest child, John Vaught, was a printer. He had lived and worked for a time in Hartford, Kentucky, where he was on the staff of the Hartford Herald & had boarded with his uncle John S. Vaught and his wife Rebecca.

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            [In addition to the foregoing] There is in Ohio County, Kentucky, a Vaught family that must be included in this recitation. I have been unable to determine its connection with the Vaught family that came to Kentucky from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, in the late 1700's. It is thought by the oldest family member now living in Ohio County that the Pennsylvania ancestor might have been Simeon Vaught, the minister, son of Gilbert and Hannah (Crum) Vaught. However, I know of no document that would support that supposition. According to the 1820 census record, there were several children in the household of Simon (Simeon) Vaught, but he named only two sons in his will. Presumably, when he made his will, most of his children had married and left home.

A good deal of the information that immediately follows was supplied by Clarence Reid "Rusty" Vaught of Hartford, Kentucky, who gives his line of descent in this manner:

Simon Vaught (possibly, but not certain), gr., gr., gr. grandfather.
            William Vaught, gr., gr. grandfather.
                        William Netter Vaught, gr. grandfather b. 1862.
                                    John Harrison Vaught, grandfather b. 1888.
                                                William Lee Vaught, father b. 1912.
                                                            Clarence Reid Vaught, b. May 16, 1937.

[Starting with] William Netter Vaught, b. 1862; m. (1) June 1884, in Ohio County, Kentucky, Nannie Arrendell; m. (2) October 21, 1886, Almeda Grant. In December 1905, 100 acres of land owned by W. N. Vaught at Ceralvo were offered for sale, because of taxes due in the amount of $7.10. This was just one of several pieces of property, owned by as many persons, offered for sale for taxes due. Children of William Netter Vaught were: John Harrison, Clarence, Grace, Arthur, Annie, Horton, Carrie, and Edna Vaught.

i. John Harrison Vaught, b. October 8, 1888, Ohio County, Kentucky; d. August 30, 1969; buried September 1, 1969, Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery; son of William Netter Vaught and Almeda (Grant) Vaught. John H. Vaught m. August 29, 1911, at Hartford, Kentucky, Florence Elsie Sanders, b. 1892/3, daughter of Lee and Elizabeth (Baggerly) Sanders, both born in Indiana. (Ohio County Times-News, September 5, 1996, "85 Years Ago, August 30, 1911.")

John Harrison Vaught's obituary mentions his widow, Mrs. Thelma Bolin Vaught. Thus, it appears he was married a second time. The obituary names these surviving children: Mrs. Lucille Grigsby of Owensboro, Kentucky; Mrs. Jewel Bolin of Owensboro; Miss Daisy Vaught, at home, Beaver Dam, Kentucky; Miss Joyce Marie Vaught, at home; William Vaught, Beaver Dam; Marvin Vaught, Owensboro; Thomas Vaught, Central City, Kentucky; David Vaught, at home.

William Lee Vaught, son of John Harrison Vaught, b. April 28, 1912, at Wysox, Kentucky; m. September 22, 1934, Kathryn Slack, b. January 31, 1916, Shreveville, Kentucky; d. March 20, 1940, Wysox, Kentucky; daughter of Dempsey and Nannie (Shreve) Slack. Issue: Clarence Reid and Charles H. Vaught.

On December 4, 1954, William Lee Vaught was appointed guardian of his son Clarence Vaught. J. H. Vaught, William's father, was his surety. (Guardian Bond Book, Ohio County, Kentucky, p. 324.)

It appears that William Lee Vaught married a second time. When his son Clarence married in 1956, William Vaught and Myrl Casebier were shown as his parents. (Clarence's mother, Kathryn Slack, had died in 1940.) William Lee Vaught, a retired farmer and coal miner, is a Republican. His favorite sports are hunting and fishing.

Clarence Reid "Rusty" Vaught, b. May 16, 1937, son of William Lee Vaught; tn. April 7, 1956, Alice Josephine Spivey, daughter of Lloyd and Ruby (Sharp) Spivey. The marriage was performed at the Hartford Church of Christ at Beaver Dam, Kentucky. It is recorded in Marriage Book 70, page 70. Both the bride and groom were age 18. To this marriage were born Kevin B. and Kerry S. Vaught.

In 1963, Clarence and Alice Josephine (Spivey) Vaught were divorced. Alice later married (unk) Montague and had son Mark Montague. They lived in Owensboro. On December 5, 1963, Clarence married Edna Burnstine; b. December 8, 1942, in Tennessee; daughter of Max and Josephine (Griffin) Burnstine. They are the parents of William Maxwell and Clarence Reid Vaught, II.

            ii. Clarence Vaught, son of William Netter Vaught, lived in Eldorado, Illinois, in 1969.

iii. Grace Vaught.

iv. Arthur Vaught.

v. Annie E. Vaught m. August 10, 1916, Thomas C. Taylor. Annie E. was age 18; Thomas C., age 21, son of James S. and Laura (Hunsacker) Taylor. (General Index to Marriages, Books S-Z, Ohio County, Kentucky, 28, 157.)

vi. Horton Vaught. Lived in Beaver Dam in 1969.

vii. Carrie Vaught, age 18, married December 26, 1919, Otis Maddox, son of S. W. and Laura (Adkins) Maddox. Otis was age 20. Lived in Louisville in 1969.

viii. Edna Vaught, m. August 18, 1920, Raymond Boyd.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013



The following excerpts are taken from a 90 page document written by Pearl O. Smith, titled A CROM (CRUM) – MARTIN-VAUGHT (VOUGHT) CONNECTION, dated 2000. I found this document online at the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. I have a pdf copy of this document and I can email it to you if requested. In my next post I will include additional excerpts concerning the Vaught family.

1. George L. Smith, son of Elias Guess Smith and Hannah Vaught, b. January 23, 1809; d. 1892; m. December 3, 1829, Margaret Fulkerson, in Ohio County, KY. He and his family moved to Uvalde, TX.

2. A brother of George L., above, was John Everett Vaught Smith, b. September 27, 1812; d. March 24, 1895; m. April 15, 1834, Elizabeth Brumley Kimbley, daughter of Francis E. and Easter (Vanlandingham) Kimbley. Elizabeth was born November 8, 1815; d. May 30, 1883. John Everett Vaught Smith, and his wife, Elizabeth Brumley (Kimbley) Smith, are buried in the Nellie Davis Cemetery, near Equality (sometimes called Kronos), in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Their children, according to John E. V.'s Bible record, were Francis E., Esther E., Louisa S., Martha J., Mary E., Susan A., Elias William, and John Kimbley Smith. Children:

(a). Francis E. Smith, b. April 4, 1835; d. 1836.

(b). Esther Elizabeth Smith, b. January 3, 1837; d. January 26, 1916; m. December 1858, John Allen Kirtley, b. June 20, 1835; d. November 7, 1919. Issue: John Frank, Finis H., William M., Elizabeth (Betty), Jake, Henderson K., Sunie, Hattie Lou, and Mollie (Mary?) Kirtley.

(c). Louisa S. Smith, b. May 26, 1839; d. at West Point, Kentucky; m. December 25, 1856, Alfred T. Coffman, b. September 11, 1837. Coffman served in the Kentucky State Legislature from 1869 to 1871. Issue: John Taylor, Francis Ollie, William, Mattie, Jesse E., Alfred Bertie, Charles, and Iva Coffman.

(d). Martha J. Smith, b. October 15, 1842; d. January 21, 1862. Did not marry. Buried in Nellie Davis Cemetery.

(e) . Mary E. Smith, b. March 16, 1845; d. March 17, 1920; m. (1) January 22, 1866, John E. Brown; (2) March 19, 1876, Willis Rowe; b. May 13, 1836; d. February 24, 1902. Both are buried at West Providence Church Cemetery. Willis and Mary E. (Smith) Rowe's children were: Nina May, Bessie Lee, Chester E., Lennie, and Nettie Rowe.

(f) . Susan A. Smith, b. April 7, 1848; m. Samuel Morton. Children were William E., Ida Mae, John, Ross, and Vigaberry Preston Morton.

(g). Elias William Smith, b. at Ceralvo, Kentucky, March 18, 1851; d. September 12, 1934; m. March 21, 1873, Mary Lucinda Baker, b. September 29, 1852; d. December 22, 1935. Both are buried at Nelson Creek Cemetery, Muhlenberg County. Children were William Edgar, Claude Everly, Lula May, Everett Andrew, Jesse Baker, and Paulina Elizabeth Smith.

i . William Edgar Smith, son of Elias William Smith, b. at Ceralvo, April 1, 1874; d. February 16, 1943, of an accidental injury; m. March 17, 1898, Ella Tilford, b. February 7, 1875, daughter of Sylvester Tilford and Elizabeth A. (Wood) Tilford; d. June 5, 1955. This couple, born in Ohio County, Kentucky, went to Crittenden County, Kentucky, shortly
after their marriage and spent the rest of their lives there . Issue:

aa. William Roosevelt Smith, b. April 20, 1899; d. August 6, 1977; m. November 27, 1944, Edna (Woolsey) Stephenson, d. July 18, 1974. As a young man, "Bill" worked in his uncle's lumber business in Alabama; in later years he was a Kentucky farmer.

bb. Leamon Ray Smith, b. February 24, 1902; d. July 24, 1974; m. March 8, 1923, Fleta Towery, b. September 5, 1903; d. March 25, 1979. They had no children; lived in Evansville, Indiana; buried at Marion, Kentucky.

cc. Roy Baker Smith, b. December 24, 1905; d. July 12, 1979; m. July 18, 1930, Clemmie Jane Beasley, b. December 30, 1905; d. May 17, 1983. They lived in Carbon Hill, Alabama, and Roy owned a company that made wooden handles for farm, mine, and industrial use. He helped build, and was an active member of, Pocahontas Methodist Church at Carbon Hill.

dd. Pearl 0. Smith, b. September 26, 1908; did not marry. After graduating from Lockyears Business College, in Evansville, Indiana, and working in that city a few years, Pearl went to Washington, D. C., on vacation. She liked the city so well that within a few days she found a job in private business and remained. Two years later, in 1938, she accepted a Civil Service appointment to the federal government and worked for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service for 37 years. During that time, she was secretary, administrative assistant, and executive secretary to eight successive directors of the FMCS, a record, it is believed. She spent numerous vacations in Great Britain, Western Europe, and the Middle East. She is an "amateur” genealogist who has researched, written and published the history of three of her ancestral families. Two other books she has published contain genealogical excerpts from Ohio County, Kentucky, newspapers from 1881 to 1911. In 1992, because of health problems, Pearl returned to Marion, Kentucky, to be near her family.

ee. Anna Maybell Smith, b. December 8, 1911. She had a twin brother who lived only a few hours. On August 5, 1939, she married Torian J. Collins, b. December 12, 1912; d. September 20, 1983. Anna graduated from Western Kentucky University at Bowling Green and earned a M. A. from Murray State University. She taught school in Crittenden County, Kentucky, 24 years and from 1957 to 1963 was supervisor of instruction in that county. In 1963, she went to High Ridge, Missouri, where she taught another ten years.

ff. Ada Margaret Smith, b. October 8, 1914; m. February 23, 1939, Collie Ray Brown, Sr., b. October 5, 1912; d. October 13, 1975. For a few years after their marriage they operated a restaurant in Evansville, Indiana. After Ada's father's death, they bought the Smith family farm in Crittenden County, Kentucky, which Collie farmed until his death. Ada received B. S. and M. A. degrees from Murray State University (Kentucky) and taught school a number of years.

3. Another brother of George L., above, was Claude Everly Smith, b. February 9, 1876, Ohio County, Kentucky; d. July 17, 1972, age 96. He taught school, edited an Ohio County newspaper and studied for the bar, to which he was admitted in 1898. He served as county attorney for six years then was elected Commonwealth Attorney for two terms. He practiced law in Owensboro, Kentucky, for many years and, at the time of his death, was believed to be the oldest practicing attorney in Kentucky. He was married three times. By the first marriage, in 1903, to Jessie B. Tatum, he had one child:

aa. Martha Mary Smith, b. February 5, 1909; d. May 27, 1958; m. May 29, 1932, George R. Taylor. They had one son, Larry Taylor.

4. A sister of George L., above, was Pauline Elizabeth Smith, b. October 5, 1887; d. April 17, 1956; m. November 4, 1908, William Arthur Johns, b. February 3, 1882; d. April 29, 1956. Both are buried at Nelson Creek Cemetery, in Ohio County, Kentucky. Children: Levi Joseph, Richard Earl, Thomas Marion, Mary Jane, William Arthur, Jr.: Della May, and Clarence Harvey Johns.

Sunday, August 25, 2013


JOSEPH JAMES was the grandson of Christopher and Lucy (Thompson) James, a wealthy Virginia Planter who lived near Jamestown. His father was John James (1750-1819), their son, and his mother was Lucy (Mosby) James, his father's second wife. He was born on February 5, 1791, and died on May 12, 1866, in Ohio County, Kentucky. His birthplace was in Buckingham County, Virginia. His father came to Kentucky and settled in Mercer County, in 1796. He later removed, before 1800, to Ohio County. He died on September 24, 1819, and is buried in the old Beaver Dam Church Cemetery. He owned a farm on the Ohio-Butler County line on Green River. 

Joseph James married ELIZABETH ROGERS, the daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Ray) Rogers on September 20, 1822, in Ohio County. Both of them became Charter Members of the Green River Church on July 16, 1836. He was elected as one of the first Deacons of the Church on September 17, 1836. He was ordained on June 16, 1838. Fifteen years later, in April, 1853, he was excluded from the membership for leaving the Baptists and uniting with the "Reformers" or "Campbellites". His wife was excluded for doing the same thing, in August, 1853. He is buried in the Green River Cemetery. She married twice, after the deaths of the first husband and second husband, and is buried elsewhere. 

A Sesquicentennial History of the Green River Missionary Baptist Church 1836 - 1986, Written and Compiled by Wendell Holmes Rone, Sr., For the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Founding of the Church, 1987.

Monday, August 19, 2013

KOREAN WAR - Beasley; Edge; Maddox; Neal;Thomasson & Wilson

I found the following on the National Archives Web Site, in the "Online Public Access" section.

The official title is:
Records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense
Defense Casualty Analysis System
Korean War Extract Data File

I realize that the following is difficult to read, but I simply copied what I found. At the bottom there is a partial explanation of this information. I hope the following is helpful to the relatives of these six men.




31 INF 7 DIV|Z|19990101|19501202|1950|K|C|KOREAN WAR|KOREA|19501220||


KOREA|C CO 7 INF|C|19990101|19501212|1950|K|C|KOREAN WAR|KOREA|19501212||H|

19500712|1950|K|C|KOREAN WAR|KOREA|19990101||H|DECEASED|

Partial Explanation of Listing Information:
Service Number of Individual/?/?/Type of Duty/Name/?/Branch of Service/Rank/PayGrade/Occupation Code/Occupation Name/Date of Birth/Gender/Home of Record City/Home of Record County/Home of Record State/?/Race/?/Ethnic group name/?/?/Casualty Region/Casualty Country/Member Unit/?/Process Date/Incident or Death Date/Year of Death/War Code K=Korean War/Operation Code/?/Location Name/Closure Date/Aircraft Type (if aircraft involved)/Hostile or Non-Hostile  H=Hostile/Casualty name/Casualty Category/?/Casualty Closure Name/Incident Casualty Name

Friday, August 16, 2013


LEONARD H. LEACH, son of Leonard and Mary (Cole) Leach, the former a  native of Ohio County, born in 1802, and died of small-pox in 1842; the latter born in Ireland in 1805, and died in Kentucky in 1873. Of his father's family there are now living: John A. Leach, Deputy Sheriff, Justice of the Peace and Assessor, a very prominent and influential man ( the husband of Vitula Williams, by whom he has nine children ); Rebecca J., wife of F. D. Sandefur (have three children), Mary A., wife of David Miller (have three children ), and Margaret, wife of C. G. Crowder ( have one child ). Leonard H. was born in Ohio County. On the 22nd of December, 1863, he married Martha Ann, youngest child of S. G. and Frances Sandefur, both of whom died of small-pox. She has five children: Lewis Herbert (a teacher, now a student at Hartford College ), Susan J., James Henry,  Charles Arthur and Leonard Luther.  Mr. Leach has been engaged in farming since childhood, and now owns a farm of 60 acres of good land, about three and one half miles from Cromwell.  He is a diligent reader, and has thus acquired a large amount of valuable knowledge, although his early advantages were limited.  He and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  He cared for his invalid mother fifteen years.  He is a strong temperance man, and a member of the Republican Party.

Ohio Co., KY. Perrin Biographical sketches (1885)

Feb. 27, 1920 Hartford Republican:  Mr. Leonard H. Leach, of Rob Roy, holds the remarkable record of having resided within the same building nearly 83 years, having been born within the four walls where his life has been spent.  In the 83 years Mr. Leach has never been absent from the home for more than ten days at a single time; this is also remarkable.  Many years ago, a Leonard Leach emigrated from Maryland to Kentucky, settling on territory where Louisville now stands; in whose home three sons were born, one of which was named Leonard.  Two of the Leach boys crossed the Ohio River into Indiana to make homes for themselves, while Leonard came to what is now Ohio County, settling near Mt. Zion Church, where he carved from the wilderness his future home.  Into the home of this member of the Leach family four sons were born, one of whom was likewise christened Leonard, who married and cleared from the forest and established his home, building his house from hewn yellow poplar of considerable dimensions, in which four sons were also born, and the youngest of these is the subject of this little article, who was given the first name of Leonard, born Nov. 18, 1837.  Into this home the ratio of sons was still maintained, four having entered therein, and the youngest of these is likewise known by the name Leonard, who himself has a son answering to the call of Leonard.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Contributions to this blog

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Henry Clay Leach

Henry Clay Leach. Henry was the son of John (Nelson) Leach. John Nelson Leach was born in about 1807 in Ohio County. He was the son of Leonard Leach. Of Leonard it is stated that he came to Kentucky in 1799 and settled in Ohio County.

Henry Clay Leach, after the death of his father, remained with his mother, supporting the family by his labor until October 10, 1864, when he joined the Federal Army; enlisted in Company D,  21st Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, as a private, in which capacity he served until the close of the war; was engaged in the memorable battle of Nashville, Tennessee, besides numerous other engagements and skirmishes.  At the close of the war he returned to his home and resumed farming.  Four years later he bought the homestead farm, to which he has since added 100 acres; he now owns 268 acres of land, 200 of which are well fenced and under cultivation, well stocked and well improved, with barns, dwelling, orchards, etc.  Mr. Leach inherits no part of his possessions, but has made all by his own labor with the help and encouragement of his wife.  In connection with his farm interests he gives some attention to the purchase and sale of cattle.  In 1871 Mr. Leach united himself in marriage with Laura E., daughter of J. B. Taylor of Ohio County. Their union has been blessed with two children, Chester T. and Reolia. Mr Leach was a member of the P. of  H.  In politics he is a Republican, and takes an active interest in the issues of the day.

"The History of Kentucky" by Perrin, Battle and Kniffin published in 1885, page 971.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

William Francis Leach

William Francis Leach. Blacksmith and farmer, born in the eastern part of Ohio County, and brought up on a farm until nineteen years of age, when he learned the trade of blacksmith, which occupation he has followed since that time. In 1856 he removed to Morgantown, Butler County, where he set up his business, and he has been for some years the only permanent blacksmith of the town. On August 16, 1859, he was married to Sarah Anglea, the eldest daughter of William and Dulaney Anglea, of Ohio County. The result of this union was three children: George W., Albert Kelly and Annie Laura. His father was William C. Leach, who was born in Maryland, and when quite young came to Kentucky and settled in Ohio County, and died there in 1863. His mother's maiden name was Nancy Leach, but she was not related to his father's people. William F. owns a good farm of eighty acres of land in the vicinity of Morgantown, with a pleasant and comfortable home in the town. William is a first class mechanic, a member of the Methodist Church, of the Masonic fraternity, Lodge No. 280, Morgantown, KY., a Republican in politics and an upright citizen. 

Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 2nd ed., 1885, Butler Co.

Note: His blacksmith shop was on the corner where the Morgantown Methodist Church now stands. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

William Holloway

Hartford Herald - April 7, 1909

Who Lives in Ohio County
Brief Biography of the
Old Gentleman

Rosine, Kentucky, April 3, 1909. Mr. William Holloway, supposed to be the oldest man in Ohio County, lives at this place. He is now 101 years old. He was born in Blount County, Tennessee one day in February, 1808. Was married to Miss Jane Lee, a distant relative of Gen. Robert E. Lee, about the year 1831. Voted for Andrew Jackson for President of the United States in the year 1832. Has always voted the Democratic ticket from President down to school trustee and has been a member of the Baptist church for about sixty years. His wife died about the year 1889. Ever since the death of his wife he has lived with his son, J. M. Holloway, and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jennie Holloway, and has always been well cared for. He has been a man of good reputation; was never known to be intoxicated. He moved from Blount County Tennessee to Butler County, Kentucky about the year 1868. From there he removed to Ohio County near Rosine in 1869 and has lived there ever since. He is able now to go around to see his near neighbors and attends prayer meeting and takes an active part in the service. He is very able in prayer, can quote scripture as good as a man 30 years old and can converse on any subject that you wish to talk upon, running 80 years back. He has had no sickness for 40 years, can read his Bible or newspaper, chop stove wood, make fires and feed the stock almost like a young man. If any one doubts this he can be seen at his home near Rosine, Kentucky and can tell you this is true himself.