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  • Colonel Nathaniel Boone (1781 - 1856)
    Nathan Boone Prefix: Colonel Sex: M Birth: 2 MAR 1781 in Boones Station, Fayette Co., Kentucky Death: 16 OCT 1856 in Ash Grove, Greene Co., Missouri Burial: Boone Family Cemetery, Greene Co.,...
  • Israel Boone (1759 - 1782)
    Israel Boone was a veteran of the Revolutionary War. Israel had the following siblings: James, Susannah Boone Hays, Jemima Boone Callaway; Levinia Boone Scholl, Rebecca Boone Goe, Daniel Morgan Boone...
  • Capt. Israel Christian (c.1720 - 1784)
    Israel Christian (c. 1720–1784) was an 18th century American pioneer, militia officer, politician and businessman. One of the earliest landowners in Kentucky, he founded the town of Fincastle, Kentuc...
  • Petrus 'Peter' Luyster (1760 - 1826)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW JERSEY with the rank of Private. DAR Ancestor # A072517
  • Gen.(CSA), John Stuart Williams, U.S. Senator (1818 - 1898)
    John Stuart Williams, a Senator from Kentucky; born near Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, Ky., July 10, 1818; attended the common schools; graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1839; stud...

Persons of note who were born, raised, or spent portions of their lives in the American Commonwealth of Kentucky. Additions to the list welcome.


  • John Adair pioneer and political leader;
  • Muhammad Ali , boxer
  • Alben W. Barkley vice president;
  • Louis D. Brandeis jurist;
  • John Mason Brown critic;
  • Kit Carson scout;
  • Champ Clark politician;
  • George Clooney actor;
  • Rosemary Clooney singer;
  • Irvin S. Cobb humorist;
  • Jefferson Davis president of the Confederacy;
  • Johnny Depp actor;
  • Irene Dunne actress;
  • Crystal Gayle singer;
  • David W. Griffith film producer;
  • John M. Harlan jurist;
  • Elizabeth Hardwick writer;
  • Casey Jones locomotive engineer;
  • Ashley Judd actress;
  • Naomi Judd singer;
  • Wynona Judd singer;
  • Barbara Kingsolver writer;
  • Abraham Lincoln president;
  • Loretta Lynn singer;
  • Bill Monroe bluegrass musician;
  • Carry A. Nation temperance leader;
  • Patricia Neal actress;
  • George Reeves actor;
  • Wiley B. Rutledge jurist;
  • Diane Sawyer broadcast journalist;
  • Phil Simms football player;
  • Adlai Stevenson vice president;
  • Allen Tate poet and critic;
  • Hunter Thompson writer;
  • Frederick M. Vinson jurist;
  • Robert Penn Warren novelist.


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