Thursday, January 7, 2016


JAMES THOMAS FELIX was born September 27, 1831, in the northeast part of Ohio County, Ky.; in 1844 removed with his parents to Hopkins County, where he grew to manhood; in 1854 returned to Ohio County, and purchased the place where he now resides, upon which he placed his mother and her orphaned children, taking the place of his father in providing for their wants. His father, Charles Felix, a native of Woodford County, removed in childhood with his parents to Ohio County; was a stonemason, farmer and trader, and died in 1852, aged fifty-five years; he was the son of John, of Virginia. Charles married Mary R., daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Bell) Sullenger, of Grayson County; she died in 1856, aged fifty-five years. Their offspring are Sarah E. (Herring and Byers), Nancy J. (Wright), James Thomas, Martha H. A. (Hoover), Francis M., William H., and Charles B. B.  James T. Felix obtained but a limited education in his youth, but is taking a great interest in the education of his children. He has been twice married; first, October 37, 1857, to Elizabeth, daughter of Frank and Jane (Mason) Lendrum, of Grayson County; she was born in 1838, and died in 1858. Their union was blessed with one son, Frank Lendrum (Felix), now superintendent of schools for Ohio County. Mr. Felix was next married, December 6, 1862, to Mary B., daughter of William and Matilda (Stateler) Duke, of Ohio County; she was born April 9, 1837; this union has also been blessed with one son, Charles William (Felix). Mr. Felix is a successful farmer and stock-raiser, owning 300 acres of productive and well-improved land, in a high state of cultivation. He is a Democrat and a Cumberland Presbyterian; his wife is a Methodist.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Note: James Thomas Felix died 6 November 1915 in Ohio County. 

CHARLES B. B. FELIX, Ohio County, was born March 25, 1847, in Hopkins County, Ky., and in 1854 removed with his mother to Ohio County, where he has since resided. He is the son of Charles and Mary R. (Sullenger) Felix. Charles B. B. Felix, in childhood, procured such an education as the schools of the time afforded. He was married November 10, 1870, to Nancy J., daughter of Elias and Mary J. (Shearer) Walker, of Breckinridge County, born December 9, 1851, and to them have been born Mary Rouin, Bertha May, Ximena (deceased), Elias (deceased), Sarah Elizabeth, and Susan. Mr. Felix's occupation is that of farming; he owns 250 acres of fine land, in good condition and in a high state of cultivation. He also engages in running lumber from Rough Creek during the rafting season. In politics, he is identified with the Democratic party.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Note: Charles Burch Felix died December 1932 in Ohio County. He is buried in the Sullenger Graveyard in Ohio County.

FRANK L. FELIX was born September 29, 1858, in Ohio County, and is a son of James T. and Elizabeth Felix. He was reared on his father's farm and attended the district schools until he was eighteen years old, when, having obtained some means by dealing in stock, he attended Salem College, in Meade County, four months. He next attended school at Canmer, Hart Co., Ky., and finally graduated in scientific course from Hartford College in 1882, and the same fall was appointed by the county court as school commissioner, and in 1884 was elected county school superintendent, his present position, by the largest majority ever given to any candidate for that position in the county. Mr. Felix's natural ability and thorough education, together with the universal esteem in which he is held bespeak for him other positions of trust and honor.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Note: Frank L. Felix married Jeanette M. "Nettie" Duncan; he died April 1959 in Miami, Florid at the age of 100.

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