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James Venable

Birthplace: Hanover, Virginia
Death: Died in Shelbyville, Shelby, Kentucky
Immediate Family:

Son of Abraham Bedford Venable, Jr. and Martha Hannah Venable
Husband of Judith Venable
Father of Judge Joseph Venable; James Henry Venable and Martha Davis Moxley
Brother of Abraham Bedford Venable, III; Hugh Lewis Venable; Charles Venable; Nathaniel E Venable, Sr.; William Venable, Sr. and 4 others

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About James Venable

Birth: 1734 Hanover County Virginia, USA Death: 1814 Shelbyville Shelby County Kentucky, USA

James & Judith Morton Venable married ca 1757 and first settled in Charlotte County, VA. Although he was engaged in agriculture in that county, he also served as Justice of the Peace in 1769, was an Elder of the Briery Presbyterian Church & was a Trustee of the Hampden-Sydney College from 1775 through 1779. Both he and Judith were part of the late 1700s pioneer movement when they moved to KY from VA to develop an 1,800 acre plantation in Shelby County. The plantation was given to James by his father, Abraham Venable II. According to an article in the 2003 "Shelby County History", the plantation was bounded by the Mulberry and Guist Creeks and the Trammel & Stapleton Roads, north of Shelbyville. The crops included tobacco. He and Judith reared numerous children to include the following: Judge Abraham Venable (1758-1831), Judge Joseph Morton V. (1761-1833), Elizabeth Jane V. (1764-1817), Mrs. Agnes V. Mahon (1765-1813), Mrs. Mary Ann Venable Lynn (1769-1848), Ann Woodson V. (1769-1813), James Henry V. (1778-1851, Frances (1780-1824) Martha Davis V. (1780-1866) & Samuel (1784-1813). (bio includes information given by descendants Mary Venable Loving & Jean R. Meaney Wheatly & Find-A-Grave contributor, Linda Clemmons)

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 Judith Morton Venable (1739 - 1826)

 Joseph Venable (1761 - 1833)*
 James Venable (1778 - 1851)*
 Martha D Venable Moxley (1780 - 1860)*
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Burial: Venable Family- Cemetery 14 Shelbyville Shelby County Kentucky, USA Plot: Field Stone Cem off Trammel Rd

Maintained by: Jim Hutcheson Originally Created by: Anonymous (inactive) Record added: Jul 05, 2005 Find A Grave Memorial# 11295949

Judith Morton, born December 27,1739, in Charlotte county was married about 1757 to James Venable, son of Abraham Venable and Martha Davis. He was born in 1734 in Hanover County. After his marriage, he settled in Charlotte and in 1769 was justice of the peace in that county, was an elder in Briery Presbyterian Church, and was trustee of Hampden Sidney College in 1775 to 1795. He moved to Shelby county, Kentucky in 1796 and was an elder there in Mulberry Presbyterian Church. He died in 1814 on his farm in Shelby county, Kentucky, and is buried there. His will, dated August 28, 1812, is recorded in Shelbyville, Kentucky..


Historical genealogy of the Woodsons and their connections, Part 1

By Henry Morton Woodson.

Published by the author, 1915.

pg 57

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James Venable's Timeline

Hanover, Virginia
June 28, 1761
Age 27
Charlotte, Virginia
August 14, 1778
Age 44
Age 46
Charlotte, Virginia
Age 80
Shelbyville, Shelby, Kentucky