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  • Joseph L. Endicott (1784 - 1867)
    Pvt. Joseph Endicott fought as a calvary soldier in Colonel Richard Johnson's Mounted Kentucky Regiment, in the War of 1812. He was amongst those who joined in on the heroric charge that turned the tid...
  • John A. Endicott (1789 - 1874)
    Pvt. John Endicott fought as a calvary soldier in Colonel Richard Johnson's Mounted Kentucky Regiment, in the War of 1812. He was amongst those who joined in on the heroric charge that turned the tide ...
  • Richard M. Johnson, 9th Vice President of the USA (1781 - 1850)
    Purported to be the man who killed Tecumseh at the Battle of Thames. Kentucky State House of Represenatives; 1807-1819 U.S. Congressman for Kentucky; 1819-1829 U.S. Senator, Kentucky; 1829-1837 U.S. Co...
  • Joseph C Westerfield (1845 - 1934)
  • Josiah Noah Boone, Sr. (1726 - 1814)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA. DAR Ancestor # A012117 It appears that Josiah Boone Sr. was a soldier in the Revolutionary War.From the records of the Daughters of the American Revol...

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

notables

  • 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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