Ballard County, Kentucky
Biographies Project
Please send me any biographies you have or any links you find online to biographies of interest to Ballard County researchers, and I will add them to our collection.

ABERNATHY, Henry G.  of Christian Co
Surnames: Abernathy, Avery, Rowlett, Leavell

ADAMS, John W. of Ballard Co
Surnames: Adams, Batts, Bourland, McLean

ATKINS, Thomas Jeremiah  of McCracken Co
(broken link - let me know if you find it)
Surnames: Atkins, Baugh, Agnew, Williams, Clay, Jones, Greer, Lee

BALDRY, William S.  of Logan Co.
Surnames: Hampton, Anderson, Morrow

BAILEY, Benjamin S.  of Ballard Co
Surnames: Bailey, Fraser, Blanks, Walsh

BALLARD, Bland, Capt., of Shelby Co.
Surnames: Ballard, Bowman, Clark, Scott, Wilkinson, Wayne, Boon, Floyd, Holden, Wells, Morgan, Hardin, Allen, Harrison

BALLARD, Bland, Jr., of Pulaski Co., MO
Surnames: Ballard, White, Bradford, Stein,

BILLINGTON, R. L.  of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Billington, Wageworth, Jackson, Crawford, Aaron

BIRKHEAD, Rev. Robert F.  of  Ballard Co
Surnames: Birkhead, Peak, Pile, Mix

BISHOP, Judge William S.  of Ballard Co
Surnames: Bishop, Howard, Sherrell, Wickliffe, Williams, Bigges, Hart, Leigh

BLACK, H.G.  of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Black, Jones

BLANKS, Allne W.  of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Blanks, Morris, McCutchson, Welch, Lane, Terrell, Tisdall, Howard, Howle

BODKIN, Daniel, Jr.,  of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Bodkin, Young

BRADSHAW, William M  of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Bradshaw, Rawlins, Campbell

BRADLY, W. H.  of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Bradly, Lynch, Surmon, Beedles, Wingo

BRAME, Samuel  of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Brame, Hooton, Wyatt, Thompson, Frazier, Hall

BROWN, Preston S., Jr.  of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Brown, Smith, Lawson, Tisdall

BRYAN, Alexander of Pulaski Co., MO
Surnames: Bryan, Weaver, Carival, Jones, York, Carmack

BUCHANAN, James H.  of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Buchanan, Reeves, Mabry, Gee, O’Donley, Lee, Jeter

BUGG, Richard J., Judge, of Carlisle Co.
Surnames: Surnames: Chappell, Jackson, Coffee, Coil

CHESTNUT, Franklin M.  of Todd Co.
Surnames: Connor, Diuguid, Drake

CHRISTIAN, Richard C. of Todd Co.
Surnames: Christian, Falkner, Hill, Gray

COIL, S. B.  of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Coil, Morrow, Pickett, Mercer, Corbett, Garnett, Thomas, Vallandingham

CORBETT, Jacob  of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Sumner, Coil, Morrow, Smit,h McDonald

FERGUSON, McD 
Surnames:  Ferguson, Vaughan, Nevel, Northington
McD. Ferguson was born May 16, 1858 in Montgomery County, Tenn., and is the first of three children (two boys) born to John D. and Zilpha (Vaughan) Ferguson, natives of Massachusetts and Montgomery County, Tenn., respectively and of Scotch and English origin.  Zilpha Ferguson is the daughter of Granderson and Elizabeth (Nevel) Vaughan.  They came to Ballard County in an early day, and settled on the farm, on part of which G. Northington now lives, and where they had purchased about 2,000 acres in all.  The grandfather Vaughan came to this place in an early day, where he lived till hes wife died about 1866, when he moved to Louisville, where he engaged in the tobacco business till his death, in January, 1879.  The business is still run in the name of G. Vaughan & Co.  He owned a number of negroes  before the war, and was the architech of his own fortune. History of Kentucky, Illustrated, Edition 1, page 121 in a biographical sketch of McD. Ferguson

FLINT, Ben of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Flint, Young, Turk, Ford

FLOURNOY, William J.  of McCracken Co.
Surnames: Flournoy, Calhoun, Bidwell, Whitford, Jones, Rodgers

GRACE, Richard  of Graves Co.
Surnames: Grace, Meridith, Hilton, Waddill, Beadles, Wingo

GUESS, W. C.  of  Grant Co. (broken link - let me know if you find it)
Surnames: Guess, Duvall, Green, Bell, Duncan, Turley, Polk, Dollar, Bugg

HALL, Charles Morgan, of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Hall, Morgan, Beadles, Elliott, Melton

HALL, David, of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Hall, Morgan, Elsey, McDonald, Belt (Bell), Johnson, Brandon, Harvey, Burrow Choise, Teeters, Vance, Reeves

HALL, John Newton [or Nelson] of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Hall, Earl, Smith

HAMILTON, C.R  of Crittenden Co.
Surnames: Hamilton, Hayes, Stallions, Boyd, Thompson, Jones, Allcock, Murphy

HARP, David  of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Harp, Stone, Carson, Todd, Curtsinger, Summers, Wells, Wilson

HERNDON, Zachary T.  of Meade Co.
Surnames: Herndon, Vallandingham, Porter, Kean, Beard, Hardin

HUSBANDS, Lorenzo D., Colonel  of McCracken Co.
Surnames: Renshaw, Lovelace, Singleton, Bullock, Cook

JENKINS, Samuel H.  of Henry Co.
Surnames: Jenkins, Owens, Prior, Marshall, Moore, Elliott, Polk

KEY, Honorable Richard J. of Hopkins Co.
Surnames:  Key, Baley, Pruyear

LANE, Benjamin A., of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Lane, Harris, Bond, Hudson, Blanks, Hester, Armstrong, Cole, Moss

LANE, John B., of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Lane, Harris, Bond, McCuthchen (McCutchen), Blanks.

LEE, Lewis S., of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Lee, Tuggle, Watson, Mabery, Helton

LOWRY, Robert Alexander  of Shelby Co.
Surnames: Lowry

MARSHALL, Lewis F., of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Marshall, Field, McLeod, Foree (Forra), Ogden, Rice, Anderson

McCOLPIN, William S  of Todd Co.
Surnames: McColpin, Jones, Franklin, Stephens, Wilson, Washburn, Davis

McCUTCHEN, Volney Americus  of Logan Co.
Surnames: McCutchen, Mason

MERIWETHER, Douglas  of Todd Co.
Surnames: Terrell, Davis, Bacon, Furguson

RICHARD GREENBERRY MIDDLETON &
ALSAY ANN MEREDITH of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Middleton, Meredith, Goodman, Carter, Ransom, Newman, Terrell, Wills, Cothes, Hays, Womble, Cates, Shepard, Adams, Jeter, Hutcherson, White, Garrett, Hall, Martin, Carter, Jones, Hammonds, Pruitt, Menser, Fraiser, Albritten, Harp, Sams, Curtis, Malco

MOORE, James H. of Graves and Ballard Co.
Surnames: Moore, Addams, Ervin, Haws, Boren, Crice

MORRIS, William W.  of Ballard Co.
(full photo at top of page from tms@cox.net)
Surnames: Morris, Erwin, Bradley,
Forrest, Hood, White, Reeves 
{Note: A William W. Morris built the house I live in on 3rd Street in 1887 in Old Louisville.  It now has ten tenants in the big house and I live in the  carriage house.  I saw that a William W. Morris was a professor in Ballard County in 1897, ten years later. Same one? mdutcher@aph.org]

MOSBY, William L.  of Carlisle Co.
Surnames: Mosby, Ashworth, Elsey, Berry, Stanley, Owen, Petrie, Henderson

NEVILLE, R. B.of Ballard Co
Surnames: Neville, Berry

NICHOLS, John Mahlon  of Carlisle Co.
Surnames: Wadlington, Harkless, Bugg, Foree, Washburn, Law, Weis

NORRIS, T. P. of  Todd Co
Surnames: Norris, Adams, Covington, Tate

OVERBEY, Bob C., M. D. of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Hargrove, Rollings, Skinner

OWEN, John R. of Carlisle Co. 
Surnames: Owen, Humphreys, Willingham, Reese, Beeler, Wray, Horn, Pettit

PETTIT, Tom C.  of Carlisle Co.
Surnames: Pettit, Belisle, Owen

PILE, Benjamin F. of Graves Co
Surnames: Pile, Phillips, Willett, Boswell, Smith

POTTER, James Thomas  of McCracken Co.
Surnames: Potter, Curby, Oldham, Keith, Sublette

REEVES, George W.  of Ballard Co.
Surnames: White, Hinkle, Morris, Miller, Bugg, Biasie, Berry, Parrott, Greer

REEVES, William Harrison  of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Reeves, Harrison, White, Hinkle, Pucket, Morris, Coffin, Marrs, Terrell

RIVERS, Thomas, Dr.  of McCracken Co.
Surnames: Dabney, Waugh, Terrell

SEAY, John S., M.D. of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Seay, Thompson, Adams, Beech, Robinson

SHELBOURNE, Moreau Thomas  of Carlisle Co.
Surnames: Rodman, James, Jones, Gholson, Burrow, Hendricks, Dennis, Waggener, Smith

TERRELL, Richard G.  of McCracken Co.
Surnames: Terrell, Fletcher, Upshaw, Bradley, Pickett

THARP, James Howard, Judge  of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Hawes, Waggoner, Tanner, MetCalfe

THOMPSON, George C.  of McCracken Co.
Surnames: Thompson, Grundy, Bland, Quigley, Taylor

THOMPSON, Dr. Joseph W.   of McCracken Co.
Surnames: Thompson, Grundy, Stovall, O'Brien

TRIMBLE, Isaac Newton  of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Davis, Irvin

TRIMBLE, James A.  of Livingston Co.
Surnames: Trimble, Davis, Rhodes, Young

TURNER, Henry Fielding  of Henderson Co.
Surnames: Payne, Lewis, Sargent, Bryan, Watson, Slavens, Dudley, Soaper, Allin

TURNER, Oscar  of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Turner

USHER, Francis M. and James H., of Barton Co., MO
Surnames: Usher, Sanford, Letton

VANCE, Pleasant A.  of Todd Co.
Surnames: Vance, Davidson, Chestnut, Thomas, Halsell, Wilkinson, Duke

WHITE, James Dempsey, Assoc. Judge,  of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Wright, Bigger, Landes, Grace, Coil, Utterback, Jewett

WHITE, James Dempsey  of Franklin Co.
Surnames: White, Coil, Utterback, Juett, Stephens

WHITE, William Thomas  of Ballard Co.
Surnames: White, Coil, Rich, Reeves, Corbett
 
WHITE, Rev. Willis  of  Ballard Co.
(photo from tms@cox.net of painting currently
hanging in the Hickman Museum)
Surnames: White, Morris, Richmond, Woods
See also notes on the Rev. Willis White in
Individual Records & Church Records

WICKLIFFE, Charles Arthur  of McCracken Co.
Surnames: Wickliffe, Kiser, Stoball, Oliver

WICKLIFFE, John B.  of Ballard Co.
Surnames: Logan, Butler, Moore, Jenkins, Scott, Hawes, Bugg, Lockhart

WILLINGHAM, Jay  of Carlisle Co
Surnames: Reese, Sullenger, Ellis, Patterson, Glenn, Fisher, Thompson




BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF BALLARD COUNTY


LISTED IN "KENTUCKY, A HISTORY OF THE STATE, EDITION 1".   PUBLISHED IN 1885
(Copies of these Biographical Sketches are available at My Genealogy Hound.

ADAMS, JOHN W., PROF.
BAILEY, BENJAMIN S.
BILLINGTON, R. L.
BIRKHEAD, ROBERT F., REV.
BISHOP, WILLIAM S. , JUDGE
BLACK, H. G.
BLANKS, ALLNE W.
BODKIN, DANIEL
BRADLEY, W. H.
BRADSHAW, WILLIAM M.
BRAME, SAUMEL
BROWN, PRESTON S.
BUCHANAN, JAMES H.
BUGG, JOHN W.
BUGG, Z. M.
CHENAULT, EDMUND S.
COFFEE, W. M., COL.
COIL, S. B.
CONLEY, ISAAC E.
*CORBETT, JACOB, SR.
CRICE, FREDERICK
CRICE, FREDERICK W.
CRICE, J. F.
CROUCH, HUGH T., DR.
CULVER, STOKELEY R.
DAVIS, JOHN
DAVIS, L. M.
DEAN, ISAAC T.
DESHA, ELI J., DR.
DUPOYSTER, JOSEPH C.
EARNHARDT, JAMES A.
EDRINGTON, WILLIAM J. HON.
EDWARD, THOMAS
EDWARDS, W. A.
FERGUSON, MCD
FISHER, MATTIAS H.
FISHER, WILLIAM B
FISHER, JAMES
FLACK, J. R.
FLINT, BEN
FRANCE, FRANK
FRECH, NICHOLAS, CAPT.
GARRETT, OLINTHUS M.
GEORGE, W. M.
GHOLSON, JOHN F.
GLENN, THOMAS
GREENE, T. B.
GREENE, W. H.
GUPTON, P. H.
HAGGARD, G. W. C.
HALL, CHARLES M
HALL, DAVID
HALL, WILLIAM E.
HARKLESS, JOHN O
HARKLESS, WILLIAM J.
HARRISON, W. D.
HARP, DAVID
HARP, CHARLES C.
HAYS, F. M.
HEARN, JOHN C
HEATH, WILLIAM H
HENDERSON, WILLIAM J
HILL, THOMAS L.
HINSHEY, SAUMEL K.
HINES, GEORGE W.
HINKLE, GEOGE
*HINKLE, CHARLES, DR.
HOCKER, R. T., DR.
HOLT, A. B.
HOLT, JOEL F.
HOLT, THOMAS N.
HOLMAN, WILLIAM
HOLMAN, GEORGE M.
HORR, EDWARD W.
HOTCHKISS, J. A.
HUGHES, ELIJAH
HUGHES, T. L.
HUNT, W. D., DR.
JACKSON, SAMUEL W.
*JENKINS, SAMUEL H., JUDGE
JENKINS, W. W.
JERRELL, ROBERT Y.
JONES, JOHN
JONES, JAMES M.
JUETT, DAVID P., DR.
LANE, BANJAMIN A.
LANE, JOHN B.
LEE, L. S.


* A HANDRAWN PORTRAIT IS INCLUDED IN THE BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

 
Rev. Willis White
The Woodville School in 1897.  My great grandfather William Wilson Morris was the "professor".   He is standing in the doorway (gentleman with beard). Several of his children are also in this photograph.
See the William Wilson Morris' bio below.

Submitted by Teresa tms@cox.net
William W. Morris
 
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Crystal Dingler, County Coordinator
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LINDERMAN, JOHN S.
LINTHICUM, THOMAS
LOVELACE, ANDREW
LOVELANCE, VIRGIL S.
LOVELACE, JAMES M., DR.
MCCOLPIN, MALACHI
MCCONNELL, T. W.
MCKINNEY C., DR.
MANOR, JOHN W.
MANTLE, G. W.
MARTIN, P. P.
MARSHALL, LEWIS F.
MELTON, HENRY P.
MILLER, ISHAM
MILLER, W. A.
MOORE, BENJAMIN L.
MOORE, JAMES H.
MORRIS, WILLIAM W.
MORGAN, ELIZABETH A.
MOSBY, WILLIAM W.
MOSS, JOHN L.
MURPHY, JOSEPH T.
NANCE, JESSEE W.
NEELY, J. C.
NEVILLE, R. B.
NEWMAN, THOMAS
NORTHNGTON, GUSTAVUS A.
ODONILEY, JOHN LEE
OGDEN, THOMAS B.
OLDHAM, O. H.
OWEN, JOHN F.
OWEN, J. R., DR.
PECK, J. M., DR.
PENN, JACOB
PENN, WILLIAM H.
PENN, W. H., JR.
PETTIT, THOMAS H., REV.
*PILE, CHRISTOPHER R.
PILE, WILLIAM R.
PORTER, GEORGE L.
PUCKETT, P. C.
RAY, CURRAN P.
RAY, LYSIAS C.
REDDICK, WILLIAM F.
REID, HERMAN, DR.
RICHARDSON, S. F.
ROARK, LEVI C.
*ROLLINGS, CHARLES N. B.
ROLLINGS, MARTIN V.
ROSS, NATHAN A.
RUDOLPH, WILEY B.
SANFORD, J. N.
SEAY, JOHN S., M.D.
SHELBOURNE, R. W.
SHELBY, ADOLPHUS, W.
SHELTON, ROBERT M., M.D.
SIMPSON, F. N., DR.
SKAGGS, JAMES R.
STAHL, CORNELIUS, D.
STANLEY, THOMAS L.
STONE, GEORGE, O.
SULLIVAN, H.
TAYLOR, A. S.
TAYLOR, JOHN
TERRELL, C. C.
TERRELL, J. D., DR.
THOMAS, G. A., DR.
THOMPSON, ALFRED
TRICE, HENRY H.
TURK, WILLIAM R.
TURK, JOHN W
TURNEY, G. W., DR.
TYER, THOMAS R.
ULRICH, BERNARD
VANCE, PLEASANT A.
VAUGHN, J., GEN.
WAKEFIELD, ROBERT R.
WARDEN, A. J.
WARE, JOHN P.
WATSON, WILSON S.
WESTON, WILLIAM T., SQUIRE
WEBB, R. H.
WHITE, JAMES D.
WHITESIDE, R. C.
WILDS, JOHN D.
WILDS, GEORGE B.
WILLS, WILLIAM J.
WILEY, H. L., DR.
WYATT, ANDREW J.