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From: Anne Baker <>
Subject: Russell H & Lucy Phillips Cecil
Date: Tue, 02 Feb 1999 22:27:23 -0500
1. Russell H. Cecil b. 27 Oct 1815, Va., m. 05 Dec 1848, in Wayne Co.,
Ky., Census - he & parents born in Va.
Lucy Ann Phillips, b. 21 Dec 1828, Monticello, Wayne Co., Ky., d. 16
Feb 1913, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., Ky., Bur: 17 Feb 1913, Springhill
Cem., Harrodsburg, MercerCoKy. Census records state her mother born in
Va & her father born in NC.
Russell H. Cecil died 27 Apr 1890, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., Ky., Bur:
29 Apr 1890, Springhill Cem., Harrodsburg, MercerCoKy. He was a large
land owner, Vice President & Director of the Mercer County National
CECIL About three o'clock Sunday morning death claimed Mrs. Lucy A.
Cecil, one of the most venerable and beloved women in the community. She
was about eighty-five years of age and the widow of the late Russell H.
Cecil, one of the wealthy men of the county in his time. She had not
been well, but the immediate cause of her death was congestion of the
lungs and she lived only about an hour after her serious condition was
discovered by her daughter, Mrs. J. M. Dalton, with whom she had made
her home for a number of years.
Mrs. Cecil was a native of Monticello, KY., and comes of a prominent
family that emigrated from Virginia to Kentucky shortly after the
Revolutionary war. She had been living in this county since shortly
after her marriage.
Mrs. Cecil was a member of the Christian church, a very devout and
lovable woman, and with an unusual intellect. To the end of her long
life she kept in touch with the happenings of the day and her interest
never waned in those about her.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. Dalton,
conducted by Rev. Simpson, of the Christian church, assisted by Rev. M.
V. P. Yeaman, of the Assembly, and Rev. McLeod, of the First
Presbyterian churches. The interment was in Spring Hill Cemetery. Mrs.
Cecil leaves a family of splendid men and women who are representative
citizens in their places of residence. They are Dr. John Cecil, of
Louisville; Rev. Russell Cecil, of Richmond, Va.; Mr. M. A. Cecil and
Mrs. J. M. Dalton of this city, and Mrs. R. H. Bohon, of Decatur, Ill.,
all of whom were here to attend the funeral.(HH Fri Feb 21, 1913).
2. i Micajah Howe Cecil b. 4 Nov 1849.
ii Russell H. Cecil, Jr. b. 01 Oct 1853, Ky., d. 15 Jun 1925,
3. iii John Giles Cecil b. 20 Nov 1855.
4. iv Julia Howe Cecil b. Feb 1858.
v Hattie L. Cecil b. 26 Jul 1861, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., Ky.,1
d. 07 Jul 1864, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., Ky., Bur: Springhill Cem.,
5. vi Susan Ellen Cecil b. cir 1865.
2. Micajah Howe Cecil b. 4 Nov 1849, Monticello, Wayne Co., Ky., m. 12
Nov 1874, in Jessamine Co., Ky., Anne M. Overstreet, b. Jul 1854,
Jessamine Co., Ky., d. 20 Jul 1934, Lexington, Fayette Co., Ky, Bur:
Springhill Cem., Harrodsburg, MercerCoKy. . Daughter of Thomas Jefferson
Micajah died 18 Jul 1915, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., Ky., Bur: 19 Jul
1915, Springhill Cem., Harrodsburg, MercerCoKy.
CECIL Mr. M. H. Cecil died Sunday afternoon at his home near town after
an illness of some months, and his death has occasioned deep regret
among a wide circle of friends and the expressions of sympathy for the
bereaved ones were many and from the heart.
Mr. Cecil was a man whom every one liked. He was born in Monticello,
Ky., November 4, 1849, and was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H.
He was educated at Washington and Lee and Princeton Universities.
Deceased is survived by his wife, who was Miss Annie Overstreet, and
four children, Mr. Howe O. Cecil, of Seattle, Wash.; John R. and Miss
Sarah Cecil and Mrs. Gore Moberley, all of this county; one brother, Dr.
Russell Cecil, of Richmond, Va., and two sisters, Mrs. J. M. Dalton, of
this city, and Mrs. R. S. Bohon, of Decatur, Ill.
Funeral services were conducted at the home Monday afternoon, by Rev.
Bunyan McLeod, of the Presbyterian church, and the interment took place
in Spring Hill cemetery.
Those relatives and friends attending the funeral from out-of-town were
Mrs. John G. Cecil and Mrs. J. VanDyke Norman, of Louisville; Mr. and
Mrs. R. S. Bohon, Decatur, Ill.; Mrs. Chester Reese, Lexington; Mr. and
Mrs. N. W. Sampson and family and Mr. Marion Fields, Stanford; Rev. and
Mrs. Russell Baird, Crab Orchard; Messrs. A. J. and Paul Overstreet,
Wilmore; Mr. Charles P. Cecil and Miss Lily Cecil, Danville, and Mrs.
Taylor, Cynthiana. Owing to the great distance, Mr. Cecil's oldest son,
Mr. Howe Cecil, and his brother, Dr. Russell Cecil, were unable to reach
hear in time for the funeral. (HH Fri Jul 16, 1915)
CECIL Mrs. Annie Overstreet Cecil, 81 years old, died Saturday in
Lexington after a long illness. She was a former resident of Harrodsburg
and the widow of M. H. Cecil, who was a prominent citizen here and
active in affairs of the community during his life. Mrs. Cecil was a
native of Jessamine county, the daughter of Jeff and Sarah Overstreet,
members of old families in that section. She was a woman of unusual
intellect and personality, interested always in her church and ready to
give it service as long as her health permitted. She is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Gore Moberley and Miss Sarah Cecil, of Lexington,
formerly of Harrodsburg; a sister, Miss Nannie Overstreet, and a
brother, Mr. Alvie Overstreet, both of Wilmore.
Mrs. Cecil's funeral service was held at the grave in the family lot
in Spring Hill cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, with Dr. John W.
Carpenter, pastor of the United Presbyterian church, conducting the
service. Pall bearers were John Reed, Lexington; Col. John M. Moberley,
H. T. Soaper, Dr. J. B. RoBards, Capt. Eugene Bisset, Charles Davis. A
number of relatives and friends from Louisville, Danville, Lexington and
other places, and local people attended the services. (Harrodsburg
Herald Fri Oct 25, 1935)
i Howe O. Cecil b. Aug 1875, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., Ky., d. 14
May 1918, Seattle, King Co., Wash., Bur: 17 May 1918, Springhill Cem.,
Harrodsburg, MercerCoKy, creamated.
CECIL The remains of Mr. Howe O. Cecil, who died in Seattle, Washington
some days ago, and who was cremated after the funeral there, will be
interred in Spring Hill cemetery this (Friday) afternoon at 3 o'clock.
There will be a short service at the grave by Dr. J. G. Hunter, his
former pastor in this city. Many who knew and loved Mr. Cecil during his
residence here will be glad of this opportunity to pay their last
respects to him. (HH Fri May 17, 1918)
CECIL Many friends and relatives in this community were grieved and
shocked by a telegram yesterday morning announcing the death of Mr. Howe
O. Cecil, at Seattle, Washington. He had been quite sick from heart
trouble and diabetes, but the first intimation of his critical condition
was the wire to his brother, Mr. John Cecil, announcing his death. The
deceased was 42 years of age and the eldest child of the late M. H.
Cecil and Mrs. Cecil, and about eighteen years ago left Kentucky for the
West, where he had made good. At the time of his death he was a
prominent Seattle business man, and was also Superintendent of the
Sunday-school and a deacon in a Presbyterian church in that city.
Some years ago he married Miss Gertrude Reausseau, of Texas, who
with three children survive him. The body will be cremated and the ashes
sent here to be placed in the family lot in Spring Hill cemetery. Mr.
Cecil was a brilliant, and scholarly man and was held in the highest
esteem by all who knew him.
He was a graduate of Central University, and during his college life
devoted much time to athletics, and still holds the Southern
Inter-collegiate record as one-mile runner, his time never having been
About seven years ago he visited his family here and remained about
three months, renewing old ties and friendships. besides his family in
the West he is survived by his mother, Mrs. M. H. Cecil, one brother,
Mr. John Cecil, and two sisters, Miss Sarah Cecil and Mrs. Gore
Moberley. (HH Fri May 15, 1918)
ii Mary A. "May" Cecil b. 09 Feb 1880, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co.,
Ky., d. 27 Oct 1894, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., Ky., Bur: 28 Oct 1894,
Springhill Cem., Harrodsburg, MercerCoKy.
iii Sarah Jane Cecil b. Dec 1883, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., Ky.,
d. 01 Apr 1951, Lexington, Fayette Co., Ky, Bur: Springhill Cem.,
iv John R. Cecil b. Feb 1886, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., Ky.,3 d.
05 Jul 1923, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., Ky., Bur: 07 Jul 1923, Springhill
Cem., Harrodsburg, MercerCoKy.
v Julia Cecil b. Dec 1887, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., Ky., m. Gore
Moberley, b. May 1884, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., Ky.
3. John Giles Cecil b. 20 Nov 1855, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., Ky., m.
1882, Elizabeth Robinson, d. aft 1913, then liv. Louisville, Jefferson
Co., Ky. John died 12 Dec 1913, Louisville, Jefferson Co., Ky., Bur:
Cave Hill Cem. Louisville, Ky.
CECIL Dr. John Giles Cecil, a native of this county, but for many years
one of the foremost physicians in Louisville, passed away at his home in
that city Friday afternoon.
Death resulted from heart trouble from which he had suffered for several
months. the funeral services took place at the family residence in
Louisville, conducted by Dr. Vander Meulen, pastor of the Presbyterian
church, south, of which he was an elder, and the burial was in Cave Hill
cemetery in that city.
Dr. Cecil was a son of Russell H. and Lucy Phillips Cecil, and was born
in Mercer county in 1858. He attended Princeton College and was honor
man of the famous class of '76. Afterward he took up the study of
medicine in the Louisville University and then served as intern in the
City Hospital there. Following this he spent sometime in the study of
medicine in Berlin, and returned to practice his profession in
He was married in 1882 to Miss Elizabeth Robinson, daughter of the late
Dr. Stuart Robinson, who with four children survive him. They are
Messrs. Stuart R. Cecil, Russell Cecil, Mrs. J. V. Norman, of
Louisville, and Mrs. J. M. Wilson, of Hang Chow, China. He is also
survived by two brothers Rev. Russell Cecil of Richmond, Va., and Mr. M.
H. Cecil, of this place, and two sisters, Mrs. J. M. Dalton, also of
Harrodsburg, and Mrs. R. H. Bohon, of Decatur, Ill. (HH Fri Dec 19,
i Stuart R. Cecil.
ii Russell Cecil, III.
iii Dau Cecil m. J. V. Norman.
iv Dau Cecil m. J. M. Wilson.
4. Julia Howe Cecil b. Feb 1858, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., Ky., m. 24
Jan 1888, in Mercer Co., Ky., Dr. Jesse M. Dalton, b. Feb 1854,
Georgia, d. 04 Aug 1902, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., Ky., Bur: 06 Aug
1902, Springhill Cem., Harrodsburg, MercerCoKy.
Julia died 01 Aug 1941, Richmond, Henrico Co., Va., Bur: Springhill
Cem., Harrodsburg, MercerCoKy.
DALTON Dr. J. M. Dalton, one of the best known physicians in this
community, died Monday evening at six o'clock after a lingering illness.
He had been in failing health for several years, but only for the last
few months had been confined to his bed. He was forty eight years of
age, and a native of Georgia, but had made this place his home for a
number of years, having married Miss Julia Cecil, of this place, a
devoted wife, who still survives him. During his residence here he made
many warm friends, who have watched the progress of his illness with
sorrow and distress. He was a member of the Assembly Presbyterian
church, holding the office of deacon in that body at the time of his
death. The funeral services were conducted at the church by the pastor,
Rev. E. E. Weaver, Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock and the remains,
followed by many sorrowing friends, were laid to rest in Spring Hill
cemetery. Beside his wife, he leaves two bright and attractive little
daughters, Misses Sue Vincent and Cecil Dalton. (Harrodsburg Herald Thu
Aug 7, 1902)
i Susan Vincent Dalton b. Nov 1888, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., Ky. 3
ii Julia Cecil Dalton b. Jul 1893, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., Ky. 3
5. Susan Ellen Cecil b. cir 1865, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., Ky., m. 23
Dec 1889, in Mercer Co., Ky., R. S. Bohon, b. 30 Jul 1855, Monticello,
Wayne Co., Ky., d. 21 Nov 1936, Decatur, Ill,6 Bur: 24 Nov 1936,
Greenwood Cem, Decatur, Ill.
Susan died aft Nov 1936, then liv. Decatur, Ill.
BOHON (From Decatur, Ill., newspaper) Funeral services for R. S.
Bohon, 81, real estate dealer and former dry goods and clothing
merchant, who died at 9:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21, l1936, in his home at
224 West Prairie avenue, Decatur, Ill., was held at 2 p.m. Monday in the
Dawson & Wikoff chapel. Burial in Greenwood cemetery. Ministers
officiating were Rev. Harley T. Marsh and Rev. Francis E. Cooper.
Mr. Bohon was a director of the Mutual Home & Savings association,
holding the office for the last 30 years. He was a Mason, a member of
the Knights Templar. He was a trustee of the First Baptist church,
Decatur, of which he was a member for 60 years; only one other person
has been a member of the local church that long. He had been seriously
ill since August.
Mr. Bohon was born in Monticello, Ky., July 30, 1855, a son of William
and Velinder Bohon. He came to Decatur from Harrodsburg, Ky., in 1872 at
the age of 17.
He worked in various stores and in 1883 purchased a clothing store on
Merchant street. He remained there until January, 1885 when he moved to
658 East Eldorado street. In 1893 he erected a brick building at
Broadway and Eldorado streets. The clothing store still bears his name.
After 40 years in the clothing business he sold the store to his
associates and retired in 1914. He went into real estate business later
and has been associated with William Schroeder on East Main street. He
was married in Harrodsburg to Miss Sue Cecil, on December 23, 1889. He
and his wife spent many winters in Florida.
Besides his wife he leaves the following children; W. C. Bohon, Chicago;
Rane Samuel Bohon, Jr., St. Louis; H. Lynn, John R., and Lucien P.
Bohon, all of Decatur and Mrs. Julie Eustice of Chicago. He also leaves
a sister, Mrs. A. H. Peacock, of Dallas, Texas. (Harrodsburg Herald Fri
Dec 4, 1936)
i W. C. Bohon d. aft 1936, then liv. Chicago, Cook Co., Ill.
ii Rane Samuel Bohon, Jr. d. aft 1936, then liv. St. Louis, Mo.
iii H. Lynn Bohon d. aft 1936, then liv. Decatur, Ill.
iv John R. Bohon d. aft 1936, then liv. Decatur, Ill.
v Lucien P. Bohon d. aft 1936, then liv. Decatur, Ill.
vi Julie Bohon m. Mr. Eustice. Julie died aft 1936, then liv.
Chicago, Cook Co., Ill.
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