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  • 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 ...
    Andy Beshear
    Andrew Graham Beshear (born November 29, 1977) is an American attorney and politician who has served as the 63rd Governor of Kentucky since December 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he is the so...
  • Patrick H. Pope, U.S. Congress (1806 - 1840)
    Biography From History of the Ohio Falls Cities and Their Counties : With Illustrations and Bibliographical Sketches, Vol. 1, 1882, Page 509. MyHeritage Hon. Patrick H. Pope was born March 17, 1806...
  • 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.,...

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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