Saturday, January 2, 2016


WILLIAM LOGAN FELIX was born October 10, 1828, in Ohio County, Ky.; at the age of ten years removed with his parents to Hopkins County, and in 1848 returned to Ohio County, where he has since resided. His father, Philip Felix, was born in 1802, probably in Franklin County, Ky.; was a stone mason: assisted in the construction of the penitentiary wall at Frankfort, and died in 1866. He was the son of John Felix, a German, from Virginia. John's children were Isaac, William, Charles, Philip, Josiah, Hannah (Bannon), Betsey (Carter), Susan (Christian), Mahala (Morris), Sallie (Howard) and Jane (Howard). Philip married Judith, daughter of Josiah and Judith (New) Haynes, of Ohio County, born in 1806, and still living. Their children are Emeline (Herring and Kelley), Josiah, William L., Sally (Johnson), James R., Artelia A. (Heverin), Mahala F. (Boswell), John L., Henry C. and Burch B.  Mr. Felix was first married September 7, 1853, to Susan V., daughter of Frank and Nancy (Thompson) Black, of Ohio County; she was born September 7, 1828, and died May 24, 1860, and from their union sprang Antoinette E. (deceased) and Catherine J.  Mr. Felix was next married, February 13, 1861, to Hannah A., daughter of Farmer and Nancy (Haynes) Deweese, of Grayson County, born February 3, 1843, and to them have been born Philip O., James C., Emeline H. (deceased), and Frances A. Mr. Felix is a farmer, having 136 acres of good land in a high state of cultivation. He is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and in politics a Republican.

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

Note:  Mr. Felix died 17 April 1894 in Ohio county.  He is buried in the Black Cemetery, Hartford.  The Black Cemetery of Ohio County, Kentucky is located on the old John Brown farm now owned by a Mr. Webb. From Hartford, go out Highway 69 toward Dundee. Turn right on Hamlin Chapel Road. Go beyond Hamlin Chapel Church (now a Clubhouse) a short distance. Turn left on gravel road where an old two-story frame house is on the right side of the road and a brick house just beyond where you turn back from road on left.  These directions are courtesy of A. E. "Buddy" Holmes & were found on No photos of the grave marker were found.

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