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Commissioned an officer in Company E, Virginia 7th Cavalry Regiment (Ashby's Calvary) on June 18, 1861. Promoted to full Captain on May 1, 1862. Mustered out on February 04, 1865. Journal of the Ameri...

7/8/2019 9/24/2022

Russell E. Dougherty (1920 - 2007)

General Russell Elliott Dougherty (November 15, 1920 – September 7, 2007) was commander in chief of the Strategic Air Command and director of strategic target planning (Joint Strategic Target Plannin...

8/28/2022 8/28/2022

Ebenezer LaFayette Dohoney, politician, son of Peyton and Mary (Hindman) Dohoney, was born on October 13, 1832, in Adair County, Kentucky. He graduated from Columbia College in 1854 as valedictorian of...

4/17/2022 4/17/2022

Hubert Hammond Crane (1893 - 1959)

Hubert Hammond Crane, architect, was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on April 25, 1893, the son of William Franklin and Lilborne (Hammond) Crane. In 1912–13 he attended the University of Louisville. Duri...

3/16/2022 3/16/2022

Thomas Dudley Wooten (1829 - 1906)

When the war began Dr. Wooten had laid the foundations of a comfortable fortune and a successful career, which were swept away by the progress of the four years of war. In June, 1861, the Doctor enlist...

7/3/2009 2/17/2022

Frank Douglas Boyd (1867 - 1929)

Frank Douglas Boyd, physician, son of John A. and Amy E. (Harrison) Boyd, was born on Christmas Eve, 1867, at Rusk, Texas. He demonstrated an interest in medicine while attending public school in Chero...

1/18/2022 1/18/2022

Edwin Pinckney Becton, physician, Confederate surgeon, state legislator, and state health official, son of Eleanor E. (Sharp) Becton and Rev. John May Becton, was born in Gibson County, Tennessee, on J...

2/22/2011 1/2/2022

Robert Dickinson Allen, professor and Confederate officer, was born on January 19, 1836, in Washington, D.C. He was the son of Gen. Robert Thomas Pritchett Allen (1813–1888) and Julia Ann Dickenson. Ge...

12/12/2021 12/12/2021

Aleda Shirley (1955 - 2008)

Aleda Shirley (May 2, 1955 – June 16, 2008) was an American poet. Some of Shirley's earlier works were published by Kentucky Foundation for Women's literary journal The American Voice. ------------...

11/26/2021 11/26/2021

Hailey Van Lith (born September 9, 2001) is an American college basketball player for the Louisville Cardinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

11/5/2021 11/24/2021

John Schnatter MP

"Papa John"

Hampton Schnatter (born November 22 or 23, 1961), nicknamed commercially as Papa John, is an American entrepreneur who founded Papa John's Pizza in 1984. Schnatter started the business in the back of h...

8/14/2021 8/16/2021

James Woodburn (1801 - 1854)

"James Taylor Woodburn"

GEDCOM Note ===1830-age listed 20-30. 1830-20001/00002. 1830-Christian County, Kentucky. 1840-age listed 30-40. 1840-012001/110001. 1840-Christian County, Kentucky. 1850-age listed 48. 1850-Farmer. 185...

3/22/2016 8/3/2021

Samuel Loring Morison (1944 - 2018)

Loring Morison (October 30, 1944–January 14, 2018) was a former American intelligence professional who was convicted of espionage and theft of government property in 1985 and pardoned in 2001. He was "...

7/20/2021 7/20/2021

Kentucky doctor who urged mask-wearing early on dies of Covid-19

9/20/2020 10/3/2020

Francis H. Gordon, pioneer in scientific agriculture, was born in Gordonsville, Smith County, on August 6, 1804. Though he rarely left Smith County, he exerted a lasting influence on Tennessee antebell...

4/29/2010 9/13/2020

GEDCOM Note ===1850-age listed 1. 1850-Christian County, Kentucky. 1870-age listed 21. 1870-Farm Laborer. 1870-living with brother, John A. Woodburn, and family. 1870-Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.Kentuc...

5/11/2020 9/4/2020

Dr. Levi Lee Mahan (1861 - 1925)

""Little Lee" Mahan "Thill" Mahan"

Biography== Dr. Levi Lee Mahan "Little Lee" was born on August 22, 1861, in Franklin County, Alabama, United States. His parents were Dr. Levi Mahan, I and Polly Ann Mahan . Physician and surgeon. He c...

7/20/2020 7/20/2020

Charles Allen Prosser MP (1871 - 1952)

Allen Prosser (1871–1952) was the Father of Vocational Education in the United States and the architect of the 1917 Smith-Hughes Act. His mission in life was to help improve the education of American c...

7/10/2020 7/10/2020

Louis Burgin McBrayer (1868 - 1938)

Burgin McBrayer, physician, medical administrator, and pioneer in the fight against tuberculosis, was born near Wolf Top Mountain in Buncombe County, the only child of Adolphus and Lou A. Case McBrayer...

5/14/2020 5/14/2020
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Donovan Vernell Mitchell Jr.[1] (born September 7, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for t...

3/15/2020 3/15/2020

David A. Jones, Sr. (1931 - 2019)

David Jones, a Kentucky lawyer who turned a $1,000 investment into America’s largest nursing-home chain, then transformed his business into a hospital giant and finally into the $37 billion health insu...

9/19/2019 9/19/2019

Paul Charles Morphy MP (1837 - 1884)

Paul Charles Morphy (1837-1884)On the 22 day of June in the year 1837 Paul Charles Morphy was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to a prosperous family. His father was a prominent attorney, and his family...

4/24/2011 8/18/2019

Justus Bier (1899 - 1990)

12/19/2011 9/22/2018

Marsalis (born July 28, 1965) is an American jazz trombonist and record producer.

5/21/2016 9/21/2018

Cara Sue Waddell (1952 - 2001)

From Doris Waddell's Family Genealogy: "In 1970 Stephen met and married Cara Sue Kiefer, a very pretty lady with brown hair and a sparkle in her brown eyes. Cara lived with her parents and three sister...

11/2/2007 9/5/2018

Harrison L. Peeples (1918 - 2006)

. Harrison L. Peeples, 88, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at his home in Greenville, SC.Dr. Peeples was born February 6, 1918, in Scotia, SC, the son of the late Marion Lee Peeples, MD, and Annie (Mason) P...

8/20/2018 8/21/2018

Cheri Haspel (née Walker; born October 1, 1956) is an American intelligence officer currently serving as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), becoming the first woman to hold the post on ...

5/21/2018 5/21/2018

Sergeant Richard Lee Metcalfe (USA) (1827 - 1898)

"Metcalfe"

. Metcalfe was born in Madisonville, Kentucky and obtained his early education in schools in Kentucky and Illinois. He then pursued a course of study at Shurtleff College in Alton, Illinois, eventually...

7/23/2017 1/27/2018

spelling of last name on gravestone ("COLMAN") Jay Colman (May 16, 1827 – November 3, 1911) was a politician, newspaper publisher, and, for 18 days, the first United States Secretary of Agriculture.Lou...

6/17/2014 1/24/2018

Burrows Edwards (June 24, 1927 – December 26, 2014) was an American politician and administrator from South Carolina. He was the first Republican to be elected the Governor of South Carolina since the ...

11/27/2017 11/27/2017

Allie Hixson (1924 - 2007)

Corbin Hixson (May 28, 1924 – October 30, 2007) was a feminist advocate working for women's rights and the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. Hixson is credited wi...

9/22/2017 9/22/2017

Wilson W. Wyatt (1905 - 1996)

Watkins Wyatt (November 21, 1905 – June 11, 1996) served as Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky from 1941 to 1945 and as the 43rd Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky from 1959 to 1963. He was a member of the Dem...

9/21/2017 9/21/2017

Winchester Wetherby (January 2, 1908 – March 27, 1994) was a politician from the US state of Kentucky. After graduating from the University of Louisville, he rose through the judicial system of Jeffers...

3/20/2013 9/21/2017

Rowland Peaslee "Charlie" Farnsley (March 28, 1907 – June 19, 1990), a Democrat, served as mayor of Louisville, Kentucky and as a member of the United States House of Representatives.Farnsley was born ...

10/3/2014 8/24/2017

Dr. James Bream Patrick (1823 - 1849)

Dr. Patrick graduated from Centre College in 1845 and received his Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Louisville. He practiced medicine in Chicago but decided to follow other young men to try h...

3/30/2011 7/7/2017

Philip Grable Trunnell was born on the family farm in Bullitt County, KY in 1846. His parents were Henry Trunnell and Louisa Grable. They divorced when he was very young and he was raised by his father...

3/5/2017 3/6/2017

Johnny Unitas MP (1933 - 2002)

Constantine Unitas (/juːˈnaɪtᵻs/; Lithuanian: Jonas Konstantinas Jonaitis; May 7, 1933 – September 11, 2002), nicknamed "Johnny U" and "The Golden Arm", was an American football player in the National ...

2/8/2017 2/8/2017

Dr. Albert Goldin, M.D. (1924 - 2020)

2/1/2009 12/14/2016

Dr Hiram Raleigh Kennedy (1854 - 1913)

Raleigh Kennedy (September 30, 1852 - October 7, 1913) was an American physician, farmer and miller from Green Hill, Alabama who served as a Democratic member of the Alabama House of Representatives an...

9/16/2010 8/18/2016

Hill Lamon (January 6, 1828 – May 7, 1893) was a personal friend and self-appointed bodyguard of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. Lamon was famously absent the night Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's T...

4/28/2011 8/4/2016

Millander Hanks, a Representative from Arkansas; born in Helena, Phillips County, Ark., February 12, 1833; attended the public schools, the college at New Albany, Ind., and Jackson College, Columbia, T...

9/28/2013 4/24/2016

Louis "Bob" Nardelli (born May 17, 1948, in Old Forge, Pennsylvania) is an American businessman. He was the chairman and chief executive officer of Chrysler. He had earlier served in a similar capacity...

2/7/2015 4/15/2016

Louie B. Nunn, Governor (1924 - 2004)

Broady Nunn (March 8, 1924 – January 29, 2004) was the 52nd governor of Kentucky. His election in 1967 made him the first Republican to hold that office since the end of Simeon Willis' term in 1947, an...

3/21/2013 4/15/2016

Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. is an American politician and the senior United States Senator from Kentucky. A member of the Republican Party, he was the Majority Leader of the Senate from January 3, 2...

1/7/2012 4/15/2016

Alexander Logan (February 9, 1826 – December 26, 1886) was an American soldier and political leader. He served in the Mexican-American War and was a General in the Union Army in the American Civil War....

6/1/2011 4/15/2016

Addison Davis James (1850 - 1947)

James (February 27, 1850 – June 10, 1947) was a United States Representative from Kentucky. He was born near Morgantown, Kentucky. He attended the public schools and began the study of medicine in 1870...

6/16/2008 4/15/2016

Drury Hatfield (September 15, 1875 – October 23, 1962) was a Republican politician from Logan County, West Virginia. He served a term as the 14th Governor of the state, in addition to one term in the U...

4/3/2011 4/15/2016

Christopher John Dodd, (son of Thomas Joseph Dodd), a Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Willimantic, Windham County, Conn., May 27, 1944; graduated from Georgetown Preparatory Scho...

3/20/2007 4/15/2016

Stephen Wright (1913–1997) was an American educator. He served as the President of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama from 1958 to 1983.----------------------------------------------------------...

4/15/2016 4/15/2016

Sue Grafton MP (1940 - 2017)

Taylor Grafton (born April 24, 1940, died December 28, 2017) was an American author of detective novels. She is best known as the author of the "alphabet series" ("A" Is for Alibi, etc.) featuring priv...

4/15/2016 4/15/2016

Harriette Simpson Arnow (1908 - 1986)

"H. L. Simpson"

Arnow (July 7, 1908 – March 22, 1986) was an American novelist, who lived in Kentucky and Michigan. Arnow has been called an expert on the people of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, but she herself ...

12/3/2012 4/15/2016

L. Smith (born November 15, 1948) is an American college football coach, currently the head coach at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Kentucky. He was the head coach at Arkansas during the 2012 ...

1/16/2012 4/12/2016

Dudley Heaton (November 19, 1902 - September 10, 1983) was Surgeon General of the United States Army from 1959 to 1969.Youth and educationHeaton was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia. As an undergradu...

2/15/2014 4/2/2016

Eugene Rufus Attkisson (1873 - 1939)

Eugene R. ATTKISSON, a prominent member of the Louisville Bar, is a lawyer of fine attainments, with a large practice, and is also a man of broad culture and of the highest social standing.Mr. Attkisso...

3/6/2016 3/6/2016

Robert Worth Bingham (1871 - 1937)

Worth Bingham (November 8, 1871 – December 18, 1937) was a politician, judge, newspaper publisher and United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom. He attended the University of North Carolina and Un...

8/21/2015 8/21/2015

James Arthur Cook (1924 - 2009)

"Jim"

James "Jim" Arthur Cook - SAVANNAH - James "Jim" Arthur Cook, 84, of Savannah, Georgia, husband of Eunice Johnson Cook, died Wednesday afternoon, July 22, 2009, at Hospice Savannah surrounded by his fa...

6/19/2015 6/24/2015