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  • Monk Estill (b. - 1835)
    Scads of information exist on Monk. It doesn’t take much to tell he is as heroic as they came. He started his life as a slave and ended life as a free man a true American Patriot. Making him the firs...
  • Sgt. John Proctor (c.1765 - c.1847)
    Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via son Ephraim Proctor by SmartCopy : Oct 21 2014, 23:53:47 UTC
  • Little Page Proctor (1760 - 1853)
    Little Page served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. He served in a number of different commands including as a scout for Rogers Rangers fighting in the Frontier. He enlisted ...
  • Nicholas Proctor, Jr. (c.1725 - 1793)
  • Rev. Joseph Proctor (c.1755 - 1844)
    Military service : Mar 4 1831 - Kentucky, United States Military service : June 1 1840 - United States Residence : Estill Residence : 1820 - Ravenna, Estill, Kentucky, United States Residence :...

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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