DMK Heritage

History of Shelby Co., Ky

HISTORY

of

SHELBY COUNTY, KENTUCKY

Written, Compiled and

Edited By

GEO. L. WILLIS, SR.

Under the Auspices of the

SHELBY COUNTY GENEALOGICAL-HISTORICAL

SOCIETYS COMMITTEE ON PRINTING

This 277 page book includes a 32 page index and was written in 1929.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

DEDICATION, ILLUSTRATIONS , PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGMENT

I. GEOLOGY, TOPOGRAPHY, BOUNDARIES

II. FIRST PERIOD OF GROWTH

III. FIRST VISITORS AND SETTLERS

IV. A CENTURY OF GROWTH

PART II.

Stations and Towns

I. FIRST SETTLERS-STATIONS

II. TOWNS AND VILLAGES

PART III.

Churches and Schools

I. BAPTISTS IN SHELBY

II. CHRISTIAN OR CHURCH OF DISCIPLES

III. THE METHODISTS IN SHELBY

IV. SHELBY COUNTY EPISCOPALIANS

V. PRESBYTERIANS

VI. CATHOLICS

VII. FIRST SCHOOLS-Stuarts, et al

VIII. SCIENCE HILL

IX. OTHER PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS

PART IV.

Other County Institutions

I. COURTHOUSE AND COURTS

II. JAILS AND NOTED CRIMES

III. BLOCKHOUSE AND RAIDS

IV. COUNTY PRESS

V. FAIRS

VI. CEMETERY PART V.

Pioneer Personages

I. SQUIRE BOONE

II. WILLIAM SHANNON

III. BLAND BALLARD

IV. COL. CHAS. S. TODD

V. WILLIAM LOGAN

VI. JOHN ALLEN

VII. COL. ABRAHAM OWEN

VIII. GOVERNOR JOHN POPE

IX. CAPT. JOHN SIMPSON

X. MOSES HALL

XI. DR. JOHN KNIGHT

XII. NICHOLAS MERRIWETHER

XIII. JOSEPH HORNSBY

PART VI.

Traditions and Reminiscence

I. WILCOX, STORY, LONG RUN MASSACRE

II. JOHN W. WILLIAMSONS REMINISCENCE

III. CROSS KEYS INN

IV. LINCOLNS SHELBY ANCESTORS

V. REMINISCENCES OF OLD ATTORNEY

VI. THE SILVER MINE AGREEMENT

PART VII.

Official Statistics

I. FIRST TAX LIST

II. SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES

III. CONSTITUTIONAL DELEGATES

IV. COUNTY JUDGES-JUSTICES

V. COUNTY CLERKS

VI. CIRCUIT JUDGES AND CLERKS, ET AL

VII. U. S. POSTMASTERS

VIII. EARLY MARRIAGES

IX. INDEX, FIRST WILL BOOK

X. REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS IN SHELBY

XI. FIRST IN PROFESSIONS, BUSINESS AND TRADES

XII. EARLY BANK OFFICIALS

XIII. PIONEER MILLS

XIV. EARLY WEATHER RECORDS

XV. SHELBY COUNTY MASONS

XVI. GALLANT FIRST CITIZENS

XVII. NOTED BURIAL GROUNDS

Index:

Acher, Achers, Adams, Adcock, Addams, Admire, Agin, Akers, Alexander, Alexandria, Allen, Allison, Allisons, Alvis, Ambrose, Anderson, Applegate, Armstrong, Arterburn, Ashby, Ashcraft, Atherton, Baden, Baggs, Bailey, Baird, Bairds, Baker, Baldwin, Balee, Bales, Ball, Ballard, Ballew, Bank, Bannon, Banta, Bantas, Barbee, Bargo, Barker, Barnett, Barnwell, Barrickman, Barriger, Barton, Basey, Basket, Baskett, Bax, Beamon, Bean, Beard, Beards, Beckham, Beckley, Bedwell, Bekkers, Belderback, Belia, Bell, Bennet, Bennett, Benson, Benton, Bergen, Bergens, Berry, Best, Bibb, Bice, Bip, Bird, Blackbourn, Blackburn, Blackmore, Blackwell, Blair, Blake, Bland, Blankenbaker, Blanton, Blomkenbaker, Boals, Bohannon, Boiles, Boles, Bols, Bonney, Bonta, Booker, Boone, Booth, Borotins, Boswell, Boswells, Boteler, Botts, Bowen, Bowling, Bowman, Boyd, Boyle, Boyles, Brackett, Bradberry, Bradshaw, Brady, Brandshaw, Brannon, Brashear, Brashears, Breeden, Breeding, Breedon, Brennon, Brent, Brenton, Brevard, Brewer, Bridgeford, Bridgewater, Briggs, Bright, Brights, Briscoe, Briscon, Bristo, Bristol, Briston, Bristow, Britton, Brook, Brooks, Brooky, Brower, Brown, Bruce, Brumback, Brumfield, Bruner, Brunett, Bryan, Bryans, Bryant, Bucey, Buchannan, Buckhannon, Buckles, Buckley, Buckner, Bull, Bullard, Bullitt, Bullock, Burgen, Burke, Burnett, Burr, Burress, Burton, Busan, Bush, Buskirk, Bussbey, Butler, Butlor, Buzan, Byars, Cain, Caldwell, Callett, Cameron, Campbell, Campion, Cannon, Cardwell, Carland, Carlin, Carman, Carmant, Carmichael, Carnine, Carpenter, Carr, Carrither, Carroll, Carson, Case, Casey, Cash, Castleman, Caswell, Cates, Cayse, Cerass, Chandler, Chapman, Cheek, Chenoweth, Chenwith, Childers, Childras, Chiles, Chinn, Christie, Churchill, Clark, Clarke, Clarkes, Clay, Clayton, Clifton, Cline, Clutter, Coates, Cobern, Cochran, Coleman, Coles, Colgan, Colgiazier, Colglazure, Collier, Collings, Collins, Combs, Comingore, Compliment, Comstock, Conger, Congleton, Conley, Connell, Connelly, Connely, Conner, Connor, Conrad, Conyers, Cook, Cooke, Cool, Coon, Cooper, Corn, Cornelius, Cosart, Courtney, Cowherd, Cox, Cozine, Craig, Crainshaw, Crane, Crapster, Cravinston, Crawford, Creed, Crist, Crittenden, Crockett, Cromwell, Crosby, Crow, Crume, Crutchfield, Cull, Cully, Cunningham, Curd, Curry, Cyphers, Dagernald, Dale, Dalton, Daniel, Darkes, Daugherty, Davage, Davidson, Daviess, Davis, Davridge, Dawson, Dayhoff, Deadman, Dean, Dedman, Dedmore, DeHaven, Deiss, Delaney, Demaree, Denbo, Denbou, Dennis, Denny, Densmore, Dermon, Devore, Dewitt, Dikes, Dillon, Dining, Ditto, Doak, Dodd, Dodson, Doherty, Doleman, Doming, Donaldson, Donaldsons, Dooley, Dorcas, Dorsey, Doss, Dougherty, Dow, Dowden, Doyle, Drake, Drane, Dranes, Driskell, Dubourg, Dugan, Duhroon, Dunbar, Duncan, Dunn, Dupey, Dupuy, Duree, Durment, Durrett, Dutton, Dykers, Eaken, Eakin, Ealem, Eastwood, Edwards, Eggleston, Elam, Elingwood, Elkin, Ellenwood, Elliott, Ellis, Ellison, Ervin, Estes, Evans, Ewing, Fall, Farmer, Farra, Favours, Fearson, Felty, Fenley, Ferguson, Fermont, Ferris, Fetty, Ficklin, Field, Fields, Figg, Findlay, Fine, Finley, Firguson, Fish, Fisher, Fitch, Fitzgarrold, Fitzgerald, Fitzsimmons, Flemming, Flournoy, Flover, Flowers, Floyd, Flude, Fontaine, Forcee, Ford, Fords, Fore, Foree, Foreman, Forgason, Forgeson, Foster, Fought, Fox, Frank, Franklin, Frazier, Freeman, French, Frok, Fullenwider, Fulton, Galbraith, Galbrath, Gale, Gallion, Gamble, Garnett, Garrett, Garrison, Garrot, Gassaway, Gates, Gentry, Gernert, Gibbs, Gibson, Gilbert, Gill, Gillespie, Gist, Glass, Glen, Glenn, Glover, Glovers, Goben, Gobin, Godbey, Goddard, Goldman, Good, Goodman, Goodvine, Goore, Gore, Gorley, Gott, Gouterman, Graham, Grant, Graves, Gray, Greathouse, Green, Gregg, Greggs, Gregory, Griffey, Griffin, Griffith, Grigery, Griggsby, Grigsby, Grinstead, Grooms, Grundy, Guin, Guinn, Guthrie, Guthtie, Gwathmey, Gwin, Gwyer, Haff, Haley, Halfland, Hall, Ham, Hambleton, Hamley, Hammond, Haneil, Hankins, Hanks, Hansboro, Hansborough, Hansbrough, Hansley, Hantan, Happ, Harbart, Harbison, Hardesty, Hardin, Harmon, Harris, Harrises, Harrison, Hart, Harter, Hartley, Hartman, Harwood, Hastings, Hate, Hathaway, Hatton, Hawes, Hawkins, Haynes, Hearn, Heaton, Hedden, Helm, Henderson, Henning, Henothorny, Henry, Hensley, Heppard, Herndon, Herriford, Herring, Hicklin, Hickman, Hicks, Higgason, Higgins, Hill, Hillman, Hiner, Hinkle, Hinton, Hintons, Hite, Hobbs, Hogeland, Hogland, Hoke, Holden, Holland, Hollenbach, Hollenback, Holley, Hollingsworth, Holmes, Holson, Holt, Hope, Hopkins, Hor, Horns, Hornsby, Horton, Hostedler, Hostidler, Houghland, Houghstatler, Howard, Howe, Huckleberry, Huff, Huffman, Hugh, Hughes, Hughses, Humphras, Humston, Hungerford, Hunt, Hunter, Huss, Ingles, Ingram, Irvin, Isham, Jack, Jackson, Jacob, Jacobs, James, Jarvis, Jeffies, Jeffries, Jenkins, Jennings, Jessie, Jeter, Jetter, Jillson, Johns, Johnson, Johnston, Johnstone, Jones, Joneses, Jonkerston, Kaltenbacher, Kare, Kavanaugh, Kearns, Keassey, Kees, Kelso, Kendall, Kendricks, Kennady, Kenney, Kephart, Kerde, Kernes, Kerns, Kester, Ketcham, Ketchum, Killin, Killpatrick, Kindall, Kinder, Kindle, King, Kinkade, Kinkead, Kinkle, Kirk, Kirkpatrick, Knap, Knight, Knose, Knott, Knox, Kulbrath, Kuykendall, Kysor, Lacefield, Lamb, Lambert, Lancaster, Landen, Lane, Lang, Langford, Langley, Lapp, Lasley, Lasly, Lastley, Lastly, Lattimoore, Laukford, Lawler, Lawrence, Lawson, Layson, Leach, Lease, Leatherman, Lee, Legon, Lemam, Lemaster, Lemmens, Lemmon, Lemon, Leodocy, Lester, Letherman, Lewis, Light, Lincoln, Lindsey, Linsey, Lishy, Liston, Lively, Livenston, Livly, Lock, Locke, Lockhart, Lockheart, Logan, Londen, London, Long, Love, Lowder, Lowry, Lucas, Lucke, Ludwington, Lukes, Lunsford, Luther, Lyle, Lymen, Lynch, Lyon, Lyons, Lyst, MacAchran, Macauley, MacGaughey, Maddox, Maginnis, Magner, Magruder, Mahulin, Mahuren, Mahurin, Mahuron, Maim, Malone, Mapes, Marquis, Marrow, Marshall, Martin, Mason, Masonheimer, Massie, Matheney, Matingly, Matthews, Mattox, May, Mayo, McAfee, McAllister, McBride, McCachron, McCalister, McCampbell, McCarby, McCarms, McCarter, McCarthy, McCartney, McCarty, McClain, McClannon, McClanon, McCleland, McClelland, McClure, McCochran, McConnell, McCormack, McCormick, McCortney, McCourtney, McCoy, McCready, McCreary, McCullough, McCurham, McDaniel, McDavid, McDavitt, McDonald, McDowell, McFadden, McGann, McGaughey, McGauhey, McGlachen, McGlaughlin, McGrath, McGren, McHenry, McHuren, McIntire, McIntosh, McIntyre, McKendree, McKinley, McKinney, McLaughlin, McMahon, McMamess, McMannis, McMaster, McMillan, McNanes, McNeil, McNew, McQuade, McQuillan, McWade, Meade, Meek, Meeks, Melone, Meriweather, Meriwether, Merriweather, Merriwether, Metcalf, Metcalfe, Michel, Middelton, Middeltons, Middleton, Milan, Milburne, Miler, Miles, Miller, Mintor, Mitchel, Mitchell, Mocensen, Monay, Monroe, Monson, Montfort, Montgomery, Moor, Moore, Morgan, Morlan, Morris, Morrison, Morrow, Morse, Morton, Mosley, Mounts, Muelin, Muir, Muks, Mular, Mullen, Mulligan, Mullikin, Munnet, Munro, Munsey, Murphy, Murray, Nabb, Nancy, Nation, Neal, Neale, Nearn, Neel, Neil, Neill, Nelson, Nevil, Newkirk, Newland, Newman, Newton, Nicholas, Nichols, Noel, Nolan, Noland, Norman, Norris, Northsinger, Nuchols, Nuckols, Nunn, Nuttall, Offutt, Oglesby, O'Leckland, Oliver, O'Neil, Organ, Osborne, Osburn, O'Sullivan, Outhouse, Overstreet, Owen, Owens, Owsley, Paddock, Panabaker, Paris, Park, Parker, Parkers, Parris, Paterson, Patten, Patterson, Patton, Pattrick, Paul, Payne, Peak, Pearce, Pearcy, Peay, Peeck, Pemberton, Pendergrass, Pendigrass, Penndigrass, Pennington, Penny, Perkins, Perry, Petit, Pettit, Phigley, Philips, Pickett, Pike, Piles, Pogue, Polan, Polk, Pollard, Polly, Polyne, Pomeroy, Pope, Porter, Postelwait, Postleweight, Potts, Pound, Pounds, Powell, Poynter, Preston, Prewitt, Price, Prichett, Priestly, Prior, Pruitt, Pryor, Puck, Pulliam, Pusey, Quinn, Radcliff, Radford, Ragsdale, Ramsey, Randolph, Rankin, Ratcliffe, Rawlings, Ray, Rayzor, Reading, Reaser, Rebel, Reday, Redd, Redding, Redford, Reed, Rees, Reeves, Reid, Reily, Rendfroe, Renfro, Renshaw, Reynolds, Rhody, Rible, Rice, Richards, Richardson, Richie, Rid, Riley, Ritch, Ritchie, Rivell, Robb, Roberts, Robertson, Robins, Robinson, Rodman, Roe, Rogers, Rolling, Rollings, Romaine, Romgue, Rose, Rosemyer, Ross, Rothchild, Rouse, Rowan, Rowden, Rowe, Rowland, Royster, Ruble, Rucker, Russell, Ryker, Sacrey, Sadlers, Saelburn, Sain, Samples, Sampson, Sanders, Sargent, Satterley, Sawin, Scearce, Scott, Scotthorn, Scroggans, Scroggin, Searce, Sebastin, Shackelford, Shackleford, Shafer, Shanks, Shannon, Sharp, Sharvis, Shaw, Shea, Shelburn, Shelburne, Shelby, Shem, Shephard, Shepherd, Sheppard, Shields, Shilidray, Shillady, Shindler, Shinnick, Shipley, Shipman, Shively, Shouse, Shuck, Shucks, Shugh, Silkwood, Sill, Simmons, Simon, Simpson, Simrall, Singleton, Skooler, Slaughter, Sled, Smith, Smock, Snider, Snyder, Sorrels, South, Spade, Spangler, Spaulding, Spears, Speck, Spencer, Spender, Sprigg, Sproole, Squires, Stafford, Stamper, Standiford, Staniford, Stanley, Stansberry, Staples, Stapleton, Stark, Starke, Starks, Steel, Steele, Stephens, Stephenson, Steples, Stepleton, Stevens, Stevenson, Stewart, Stice, Still, Stilwell, Stitlin, Stone, Storts, Stout, Straton, Stratton, Strother, Stuart, Stuarts, Stuk, Sturgeon, Sturgin, Sturman, Sullivan, Sut, Sutterfield, Sutton, Swann, Swayze, Swearengen, Swearnger, Sweet, Swesey, Swift, Talbert, Talbet, Talbot, Talbott, Taylor, Taylors, Teagarden, Teague, Tennison, Terhune, Terrill, Tesgarden, Tevis, Thacher, Tharpe, Theobald, Thomas, Thomasson, Thompson, Thomson, Thorn, Thornton, Threldkeld, Throup, Thrusby, Thruston, Thurman, Thurston, Tichenor, Tichoner, Tilley, Tilly, Tinsley, Tipton, Todd, Tonkrey, Topping, Torr, Townsend, Tracy, Trammel, Travis, Truax, Trudle, Tubman, Tucker, Tunstall, Turchum, Turnstall, Tyler, Ullery, Underwood, Van Cleave, Van Cleve, Van Cleves, Van Swearingen, Vance, Vancleve, Vandyke, Vanmeter, Vannatta, Vanosdal, Vaughan, Vaughn, Veatch, Veech, Veeter, Venable, Vetch, Vonderheide, Voras, Vories, Voris, Voz-His, Waddy, Walker, Wallace, Waller, Wallin, Ward, Wardlaw, Wardlow, Ware, Warford, Washburn, Waters, Watkins, Watson, Watts, Wayland, Wayman, Wayne, Weakley, Weatherford, Weaver, Webb, Webber, Weber, Weble, Welch, Well, Wells, Wentworth, West, Wheat, Whelan, Whit, Whitaker, White, Whitesides, Whitington, Whittaker, Wickersham, Wickliffe, Wight, Wilcox, Wilcoxzen, Wiley, Wilhoit, Wilkes, Willett, William, Williams, Williamson, Willis, Willit, Willitt, Wills, Wilson, Winklefield, Winlock, Winter, Wise, Wolfe, Womack, Wood, Woodard, Woodfield, Woods, Woodson, Woolfolk, Worsham, Worthington, Wright, Wyley, Yager, Yates, Young, Younger, Yount, Yunt, Zaring, Zoursen,