Saturday, October 1, 2016


JOHN D. HOLBROOK was born June 10, 1851, in Ohio County, Ky., and is a son of Robert and Frances M. (French) Holbrook. Robert Holbrook was brought to Kentucky in 1817, by his mother and step-father, from Russell County, Va., and located in the eastern part of the State. In 1838, Robert Holbrook moved to Ohio County. He was twice married; his first wife was Elizabeth Bell. John D. Holbrook was reared on a farm, and obtained a fair education, and at twenty-one began farming for himself. He then engaged in the tobacco business; at same time was constable; was deputy sheriff under T. J. Smith; then went into business at Buford for three years; then bought his present farm of 250 acres, divided into farms, well improved with pleasant residences. He farms in connection with his tobacco business. November 30, 1875, he married Oma Fields, daughter of Joshua and Emma (Austin) Fields. This union was blessed with five children: Morton, Gilbert, Pearl, Vertie, and John Pendleton. Mr and Mrs. Holbrook are members of the Baptist Church. Politically he is a Democrat, and served as magistrate four years and a half.

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

Note:  John Douglas Holbrook died 12 Oct 1926 in Ohio County. He is buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Buford, Ohio County.

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