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From: Sandi Gorin <>
Subject: BIOS 4311 THRU 4315 - SMITH, McCARMACK, McDAVITT, CRIGLAR, McKEE
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2000 06:37:41 -0500


4301 TRIGG - SMITH, C H - Smith Johnson Vaughn
4302 WARREN - McCORMACK, JOSEPH N - McCormack Brown Murphy Porter Wright
Crenshaw
4303 ALLEN - McDAVITT, THOMAS - Compton Dennis Hancock McDavitt Read Rice
Stanley
4304 BOONE - CRIGLAR, R L - Crigler Fray Talbert
4305 BOYLE - McKEE, ALEXANDER ROBERTSON - McKee Hardin Logan Mobley Walcutt
Heffner

#4311: History of Trigg County, Historical and Biographical, ed. W.H.
Perrin, F.A. Battey Pub. Co., Chicago, 1884. p. 251. [Golden Pond
Precinct] C. H. SMITH was born June 20, 1820, in Wilson County, middle
Tenn. He is
the son of James and Martha (Johnson) Smith. The parents were also natives
of the same county and State; the father died in 1876, aged seventy-five;
the mother died in 1855, aged forty-nine. Subject was reared on his
father's farm. He enlisted in 1846, in the Mexican war; served part of two
years. He then returned to Wilson County, and in the fall of 1847, he was
married to Miss Matilda Vaughn. She was born in the same county. This
marriage has been bless with five children--two daughters and three sons.
In 1859 they moved to Trigg County, and settled where they now live on the
Tennessee River. Mr. Smith owns 300 acres of land, about 150 acres of
which are improved. Since coming to this land he has placed himself in
comfortable circumstances by his constant and strict attention to business.

#4312: Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd
ed., 1886. Warren County. JOSEPH N. McCORMACK, M. D., was born in Nelson
County, Ky., November 9, 1847. His father, Thomas McCormack, emigrated
from Ireland in 1836, and settled in New York where he remained for several
years, and then removed
to Nelson County, where he died in 1881. His mother, Elizabeth Brown, was
born in Hardin County, Ky., in 1824. Her ancestors were from Virginia and
Maryland and were among the earliest settlers of Kentucky. Dr. McCormack
is the third of fourteen children, and although his father was a man of
considerable wealth, in the labor and hardships of farm life he acquired
habits of industry and a power of endurance invaluable to him in after
life. He received his early education in the neighborhood schools, but
this was supplemented by private instructions from his father, who was a
man of extensive travel, varied knowledge and large capacity, which had a
value far in excess of any ordinary school course. He began the study of
medicine in 1866, and shortly after went to Cincinnati to become the
private pupil of Dr. John A. Murphy, and at the same time attended lectures
at the Miami Medical College. He graduated from that institution in 1870,
and after a competitive examination was appointed a resident physician to
the Cincinnati Hospital, where he remained during 1870 and 1871, and then
returned to his native county to engage in the practice of his profession,
and while there had the ad eundem degree conferred upon him by the
University of Louisville. He came to Bowling Green in 1875, and formed a
partnership with Dr. L. C. Porter. He went to Europe in 1882 to prosecute
his professional studies, and on his return formed a partnership with Dr.
A. C. Wright, which still continues. In 1871 he married Miss Corrine
Crenshaw, of Glasgow, Ky., to which union there has been born one child,
Arthur T. Dr. McCormack was appointed a member of the State Board of
Health of Kentucky in 1879; was elected secretary of the same in 1883,
which latter position he continues to fill. He was elected president of
the Kentucky State Medical Society in 1883, and Secretary of the National
Conference of the State Boards of Health in
1884, and was made president of that organization in December, 1885. He is
also an active member of the American Public Health Association, and the
American Medical Association.

#4313: Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd
ed., 1886. Allen County. THOMAS McDAVITT (deceased), Warren County, was
born in Shelby County, Ky., July 24, 1795, and was a son of Squire James
and Annie (Read) McDavitt, of Irish descent. His first marriage was to
Sally F., daughter of Edmund and Matilda Compton. They had four children:
James E., Martha A., Virgil and Sallie C. His second marriage was in
November, 1834, eight months after his first wife's death, to Eliza
Stanley. They had five children, three of whom are now living: Newton,
Brice and Oscar. She died, and Mr. McDavitt married as his third wife Mrs.
Sarah A. Hancock (widow of James F. Hancock), whose maiden name was Dennis,
and a daughter of Abraham and Tabitha (Rice) Dennis. She was the mother of
five children by her first husband, Mr. Hancock, two of whom are living:
William W. and Francis D. She has one child by her last husband, viz.:
George McDavitt. Mr. Thomas McDavitt was a member of the Presbyterian
Church, and Mrs. McDavitt is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

#4314: Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th
ed.,Boone Co. R. L. CRIGLER, a prominent wholesale liquor dealer of
Covington, Ky., was born in Boone County, Ky., December 18, 1834, and is
the eighth in a family of eleven children born to Nicholas and Sallie A.
(Fray) Crigler. Nicholas Crigler was born in Madison County, Va., in 1794,
and married Sallie A. Fray, January 16, 1816. She is also a native of Madison
County, Va., and was born in 1798. They came to Kentucky in 1829, and
settled in Boone County, two miles east of Burlington. Nicholas Crigler
died in 1871, and his wife in 1878. Mrs. Crigler was a daughter of Ephraim
Fray. R. L. Crigler was reared in Boone County, where he remained until
sixteen years of age, when he went to Cincinnati, where he clerked in a dry
goods store until he was twenty-one years of age. He then formed a
partnership with his brother in the dry goods business, continuing for two
years, when our subject moved to Paris, Ky., and engaged
in the same business until July 1, 1866, at which time he went to
Lexington, Ky., and was in the dry goods business there for two years. He
again returned to Cincinnati, Ohio, and in 1880 went into the wholesale
liquor business. He has a large distillery at Lexington, Ky., and one at
Georgetown, Ky., and also owns a wholesale liquor store in Covington. In
January, 1880, he was united in marriage to Miss Jessie F. Talbert, of
Cincinnati, daughter of M. Talbert, a prominent dry goods merchant of that
city.

#4315: Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 5th
ed., 1887, Franklin Co. ALEXANDER R. McKEE, born March 13, 1815, in
Lancaster, Garrard Co., Ky., was a lawyer by profession, and served as
circuit and county clerk for twenty years. In 1854 he moved to Nashville,
Tenn., and engaged in the coal business and also in real estate. He went
as a delegate and supporter to the National Convention in 1860, which
nominated Lincoln for the presidency. In 1861 Lincoln appointed him United
States consul at Panama on the Isthmus, which office he held four years and
was re-appointed in 1865. He died at Panama September 3, 1865. September
27, 1842, he married
Martinette Hardin, of Franklin County, Ky., a daughter of Martin and
Elizabeth (Logan) Hardin. The following are the names of the children born
to them: Lucy, wife of J. J. Mobley; Lizzie, wife of Howard Walcutt; Logan;
Ada, wife of J. B. Heffner; Charlotte, wife of O. S. Walcutt, and Charles
L. Logan, the eldest son, was born March 1, 1852, and was a small boy when
his father died. After that event the family moved back to Frankfort, Ky.,
and Logan clerked in a grocery store for three years. He then clerked in a
boot and shoe store for five years, and in 1879 went into business for
himself, dealing in boots, shoes, dry goods, etc., in the city of
Frankfort, remaining in business three years. He was then reporter for the
Cincinnati and Louisville papers, also the Frankfort and
Lexington papers, for which he write occasionally yet. In 1884 he was
appointed clerk to the assistant civil engineer of Kentucky for one year.
In 1885 he bought a corn meal and hominy mill in Frankfort, and has been
engaged in that business since. He is a member of the I.O.O.F. and K. of
H., also of the encampment and Patriarch Militant Odd Fellows. He has
passed all the chairs in the K. of H., has been representative to the Grand
Lodge three times, and at present holds the office of High Priest. All the
family are members of the Presbyterian Church.

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