Family of James Lewis GRIGSBY (73) & Louisa CRAVENS
122. Sarah Frances GRIGSBY. Born on October 31, 1861 in Missouri. Sarah Frances died on November 3, 1935; she was 74.
Sarah Frances married William Byrd HODGKIN, in Missouri.
They had one child:
i. Elizabeth. Born on October 25, 1894.
Elizabeth married Floyd Wilkerson CLAY.
Family of Thaddeus Clastentine Sylvestapaul DUNCAN (74) & Martha McDANIEL
123. John Stephen DUNCAN. Born on September 17, 1848 in Clay County, Missouri. John Stephen died in Tuskahoma, Pushmataha, Oklahoma on November 22, 1926; he was 78.
On September 28, 1871 when John Stephen was 23, he married Clara Ann FUSON, in DeKalb County, Missouri.
They had the following children:
i. Jeremiah F. Born in 1872 in Maysville, Missouri.
about 1895 when Jeremiah F. was 23, he married Mary.
ii. Thaddius C. Born in 1873 in Maysville, Missouri. Thaddius C. died in North Carolina after 1896; he was 23.
According to descendants report from Wayne and Shirley Hopkins of Oklahoma City, OK, Thaddius C. Duncan had two children, names unknown, who died young.
In 1895 when Thaddius C. was 22, he married Agnes.
iii. William M. Born on August 13, 1875 in Maysville, Missouri. William M. died in Oklahoma on January 12, 1967; he was 91. Buried in East Of Dover, Oklahoma, Banner Cemetery.
In 1903 when William M. was 27, he first married Lily DUNNING. Lily died in 1904 in Dover, Kingfisher, Oklahoma.
after 1915 when William M. was 39, he second married Sarah Pearl Flemming DODD.
iv. Rosa Luella. Born in March 1877 in Maysville, Missouri. Rosa Luella died in Albion, Oklahoma on January 7, 1953; she was 75.
about 1897 when Rosa Luella was 19, she married Ernest LAWYER, in Oklahoma?
v. Stephen. Born in May 1878 in Maysville, Missouri. Stephen died in 1940; he was 61.
vi. Lafayette James “Cute”. Born in 1880 in Maysville, Missouri.
vii. Mary Jane. Born on December 19, 1881 in Mitchell County, Kansas. Mary Jane died in Hennessey, Oklahoma on August 20, 1933; she was 51. Buried in Hennessey, Oklahoma, Oak Grove Cemetery.
On November 16, 1896 when Mary Jane was 14, she married Patrick O’HERN, in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.
viii. Daisy Dale. Born in September 1890 in Oklahoma Territory, Oklahoma. Daisy Dale died in Tuskahoma, Oklahoma on September 16, 1921; she was 31. Buried in Tuskahoma, Oklahoma, Tuskahoma Cemetery.
before 1905 when Daisy Dale was 14, she married Perl LAWYER.
ix. Nancy. Born on January 6, 1893 in Dover, Oklahoma Territory, Oklahoma. Nancy died in Hennessey, Oklahoma on June 7, 1910; she was 17. Buried in Hennessey, Oklahoma, Oak Grove Cemetery.
x. John. Born in December 1894 in Dover, Oklahoma. John died in 1911; he was 16.
xi. Charles. Born in February 1897 in Dover, Oklahoma. Charles died in Tuskahoma, Oklahoma on May 17, 1962; he was 65.
before 1915 when Charles was 17, he married Rosalee BRANDON, in Antlers, Oklahoma.
xii. Mary Laverne. Born in February 1897 in Dover, Kingfisher, Oklahoma. Mary Laverne died in Kansas on December 21, 1970; she was 73.
Mary Laverne married Buster SCOTT.
xiii. Josephine. Born on September 26, 1898 in Dover, Kingfisher, Oklahoma. Josephine died in Stigler, Oklahoma on September 9, 1966; she was 67. Buried in Shady Point, Oklahoma.
On November 14, 1917 when Josephine was 19, she married William Jesse HOPKINS, in Antlers, Pushmataha, Oklahoma.
Family of Stephen Charles DUNCAN (77) & Maria Rebecca WINN
124. Lucy DUNCAN.
Lucy first married John W. SPRATT.
Lucy second married Alfred WRIGHT.
They had one child:
125. Mattie Riley DUNCAN.
Mattie Riley married James C. WRIGHT.
They had one child:
i. Stephen Ecton. Stephen Ecton died.
126. Mable DUNCAN.
Mable married S. Wood WRIGHT.
They had one child:
Family of Margaret P. KERR (79) & John W. THOMAS
127. Nannie Breckenridge THOMAS. Born on July 7, 1853 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Nannie Breckenridge died on June 15, 1909; she was 55.
On April 27, 1877 when Nannie Breckenridge was 23, she married John B. GRIMES, son of William Adams GRIMES (1810-1861) & Mary BRECKENRIDGE (1821-1903). Born on May 24, 1849. John B. died in Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky on January 3, 1912; he was 62.
They had the following children:
i. Mary Georgia. Born on April 28, 1881 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Mary Georgia died in Birmingham, Alabama on December 15, 1969; she was 88.
Mary Georgia married Lee Knight CLOPPER. Born in August 1890 in West Point, Mississippi. Lee Knight died in Birmingham, Alabama on May 3, 1963; he was 72.
ii. George W.
George W. married Willie SOPER.
Family of William Henry THOMAS (80) & Nancy KELLER
128. Keller THOMAS. Born in 1845. Keller died in Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1914; he was 69.
In 1866 when Keller was 21, he married Martha ANDERSON, daughter of John Miller ANDERSON (1795-1866) & Helena POPE (1808-1891). Born in 1844. Martha died in 1902; she was 58.
They had the following children:
i. Henry A. Born on June 17, 1867.
On October 11, 1893 when Henry A. was 26, he married Emma ALLEN.
152 ii. Anna E. (1868-)
153 iii. T. William (1870-)
154 iv. Nancy Clay (1875-1939)
v. George. Born on February 2, 1878. George died in Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1880; he was 1.
129. Margaret THOMAS. Margaret died in 1858.
Margaret married John B. TALBOTT.
They had one child:
Nannie married John C. MORRIS.
Family of Alice BROOKS (83) & Benjamin WOODFORD
130. Elizabeth Buckner WOODFORD. Born on July 1, 1880 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Elizabeth Buckner died on May 18, 1947; she was 66.
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed.
by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 498.
[Bourbon County] [Paris City and Precinct]
JOHN T. WOODFORD, farm and stock-raisor, P. O. Paris. The Woodford
family trace their genealogy to one William Woodford, a native of England,
he was a merchant, and moved to Caroline Co., Virginia at an early day.
His estate was called Windsor; he was thrice married. First to a Mrs.
Whitaker, daughter of an East India merchant; his second wife was widow
Battaile, both of whom died childless. Sept. 2, 1732, he married Ann,
daughter of John Coche, Secretary of State, under the Colonial
Government. Her mother's name was Catesby, sister of Marsh Catesby, a
writer on Natural History. The eldest son of William and Ann WOodford
was William, who was born October 6, 1734; he was an officer under the
Colonial Government, with the rank of Brigadier-General. He married
Mary, daughter of John and Mildred Thornton. Mildred was a Miss
Gregory, daughter of Mildred Washington, sister of Augustine Washington,
which relation made General George W. her nephew. Thomas was the
second son of William and Ann; he was educated in Cambridge for the
ministry, but afterward became a sea Captain, and died childless. Henry
also died a sea Captain. The third generation is John Thornton Woodford
(eldest son of WIlliam and Mary Thornton Woodford); who was born at
Windsor, July 23, 1763. In 1786, he married Mary Turner Taliaferro, who
was born March 13, 1772. The fourth generation was William, who was
born March 25, 1787; he married Ann Maria Archer, Dec. 1809. She died
1831; he, May 18, 1840. They had the following children: John T., born
August 1812; Samuel B. A., born 1815, he married Martha Holliday;
William T., born 1817, he married Mary Halleck; Lucy, born 1821, married
W. T. Buckner; Thomas, born 1823; Sallie T., born 1826, married William
Buckner. The fifth generation comes John T., who was born August 12,
1812, he married Elizabeth H. Buckner, in Caroline Co., Va., August,
1812, and emigrated to Kentucky, locating in Clark County, 1825, and to
Bourbon County, North Middletown, in 1834, where he remained until 1843,
when he came to Paris Precinct, and purchased land, where he now resides,
and has since remained. He has over 800 acres of land, situated in the
extreme south part of the precinct; he has been engaged in farming and
stock-raising--raising short horn cattle and Cotswold sheep. In
February, 1840, he married Miss Buckner, daughter of WIlliam Buckner.
This union has been crowned with a family of nine children, viz: Sallie,
wife of Capt. E. F. Spears, Mary L., wife of Col. E. F. Clay, Buckner,
now of Blue Lick, in Fleming County; John T. Jr., near Mount Sterling;
Henry, Attorney at Law at Mt. Sterling; Benjamin and Catesby of this
County, and Maria.
Woodford Whitaker Battaile Coche Catesby Thornton Gregory Archer
Washington Taliaferro Holliday Halleck Buckner Spears Clay
Clark-KY Fleming-KY Mt_Sterling-Montgomery-KY Caroline-VA England
On April 11, 1901 when Elizabeth Buckner was 20, she married William Perry WORNALL, son of Thomas Parker WORNALL (1847-1891) & Catherine K. SPEARS (1852-). Born on March 2, 1879. William Perry died on December 4, 1950; he was 71.
HISTORY OF KENTUCKY AND KENTUCKIANS, E. Polk Johnson, three volumes, Lewis Publishing Co., New York & Chicago, 1912. Common version, Vol. III, pp. 1323-1325. [Bourbon County]
WORNALL, BOWEN, RION, GLOVER, HARRISON, WILLIAMS, ANDERSON, HEDGES, HAMILTON, BEAU, MOORE, EDWARDS, REDMON, CROXTON, BUCKNER, CLAY, ALEXANDER, EWALT, PARKER, BUCHANAN, SPEARS, MILLER, KEARNS, WOODFORD, BROOKS
WILLIAM P. WORNALL.-In the matter of definite accomplishment in connection with the great industry of agriculture William P. Wornall has gained vantage ground and is numbered among the representative farmers and stock-growers of the younger generation ill Bourbon county, which has been his home from the time of his nativity and in which he held in unqualified confidence and esteem.
Concerning the genealogy of the Wornall family the following data are here incorporated. The original progenitors of the name America were Roby and Edyth Wornall, who were of English ancestry and who were Colonial residents in Virginia. Their son Thomas, born December 13, 1775, died, November 3, 1838, was prominent in public affairs during his life time. He was sheriff, a member of the Kentucky house of representatives from Clark county in 1809, and was a colonel in a Kentucky regiment in the war of 1812. On the 24th of January, 1797, was recorded the marriage of Thomas Wornall to Miss Susan, a daughter of John Bowen and Susan (Rion) Bowen. She was born January 21, 1777, and of the ten children born to this union eight grew to maturity, namely, Richard, Eliza Ann, Alfred, Thomas, James, Nancy Tucker, Perry and Susan Rion. Richard, the first born, went to Missouri, locating near Westport Landing, now Kansas City. He married Judith Ann Glover, who had been raised by John Bristow, and she died in Missouri. Subsequently Richard married Mrs. Mary Harrison, mother-in-law of General John S. "Cerro Gordo" Williams. By his first wife he had three children, of whom Eliza died unmarried; as did one son Thomas. The other son, John Bristow, moved early in life to Westport, Missouri, he served in the Missouri state senate from 1870 to 1874 and was prominently mentioned for governor of the state. He took an active part in the affairs of the Baptist church, was for many years moderator of the Blue River Association and was long president of the board of trustees of William Jewell College, at Liberty, Missouri. He had four sons, one of whom, Thomas J., was in Missouri state senate from 1904 to 1908. John Bristow Wornall had three other sons, Francis Clay, John B., Jr., and Charles Hardin.
Eliza Ann, the second child of Thomas and Susan (Rion) Wornall, married a Mr. Anderson, of Winchester, Kentucky; they had no children. Alfred, the third child, married Lucinda Hedges and he was summoned to eternal rest in 1836, being survived by one son Alfred, who served in the Confederate army during the Civil war and who married Margaret Hamilton. He died September 19, 1908, and was not survived by any children. Thomas, Jr., the fourth in order of birth of the above-mentioned children, married Rebecca Beau and had two children, James W.. who wedded Sophia Edwards, had no offspring; and John T., who married first Ann Ewalt and later Mrs. Redmon: The latter union was prolific of one son, John T., Jr., now of Lair Station, Harrison county. Kentucky. James Rion Wornall, fifth child of Thomas and Susan Wornall, married Anne Moore, of Winchester, Kentucky: They had two daughters, the elder of whom, Eliza, married Joseph Croxton, of near Winchester, and has four children, Anne, Carrie Lee, Joseph and Clay; and the younger of whom, Ann Clay, married William Buckner, of Bourbon county, Kentucky, and became the mother of three children, Thomas Moore, James Monroe and Lucy. Nancy Tucker Wornall, sixth child of Thomas and Susan Wornall, was united in marriage to Samuel (Graybeard) Clay, of Bourbon county: They had four children, of whom Alfred died in youth, Thomas Henry married Fannie Conn Williams, of Paris, Kentucky, and has four children, George Williams, Thomas Henry, Jr., Naunine and Alfred; Susan Elizabeth married Cassius M. Clay, Jr., prominent in politics and candidate for governor of Kentucky, in 1911: They had four children, Brutus J., Samuel H., Annie L. and Sue; James Eldred Clay, fourth child of Nancy T. W. Clay, married Elizabeth Alexander, of Paris, Kentucky, and had five children, Belle Brent, Naunine, James E., Jr., Samuel and Charlton. Perry Wornall, youngest son of Thomas and Susan R. Wornall, was born October 12, 1819, and married Elizabeth Ewalt, daughter of Samuel and Synthia (Pugh) Ewalt and half sister of Ann Ewalt, who married John T. Wornall, as previously noted. They had two sons, Samuel Ewalt, born March 27, 1846, and Thomas Parker, born December 13, 1847, and died November 23, 1891. Samuel Ewalt Wornall now resides in the vicinity of Kansas City, Missouri. He married Alice W. Buchanan of Louisville, Kentucky, and they became the parents of four children, Rowen B., Elizabeth, Douglas B. and Edyth. Thomas Parker Wornall married Kate Spears, of Paris, Kentucky, and had one son, William Pugh to whom this sketch is dedicated. Susan Rion, youngest child of Thomas and Susan Wornall, married Francis Povall Clay, a brother of Samuel (Graybeard) Clay, who married her sister, Nancy Tucker Wornall, as already noted. To this union were born four children who grew to maturity. Of these. the oldest, William Henry, married Emma Spears, sister of Kate P. Wornall, and they have two sons living, Matt, of South Omaha, Nebraska, and Roby, of Lexington, Kentucky; Francis P., Jr., the next child of Susan and Francis P. Clay, married Emily Miller and has two sons, Horace Miller and Francis Depew; the third child, Nannie, wedded Walker Buckner and they have four children-Walker Jr., Woodford, Susan C. and William; Oliver Perry, the youngest child of Susan R. W. Clay and Francis P. Clay, married Willie Kearns, and they have one child, Eleanor.
The original seat of the Wornall family in Kentucky was the home of Thomas and Susan (Rion) Wornall, the same having been located in Clark county, six miles north of Winchester, near the Paris and Winchester pike. Of their children, three, Perry, Nancy and Susan, removed to Bourbon county, near Paris, this state. One son, Richard, went to Missouri but later returned to Kentucky, where his death occurred about the year 1862, near Winchester, in Clark county. His son, John B., has numerous descendants near Kansas City, Missouri, where he once resided. Samuel E. Wornall, son of Perry, and his children also reside near Kansas City, Missouri. Thomas Wornall, Jr., son of Thomas and Susan Wornall, removed to Harrison county, Kentucky, where his grandson, John T. (Tom) Wornall, lives, at Lair Station. His family and that of William P. Wornall, of near Paris, Kentucky (son of Thomas Parker Wornall), are the only representatives of the Wornall family in Kentucky that bear the name.
The foregoing genealogical data includes many of the best families in Kentucky, numerous of the descendants being mentioned individually on other pages of this work. Following is a brief sketch of William Pugh Wornall, whose name introduces this article. Further data are inserted here tracing his direct descent.
William Pugh Wornall was born in Bourbon county on the 2nd of March, 1879, and a son of Thomas P. and Catherine (Kate) K. (Spears) Wornall, both of whom were likewise natives of this county, where the former was born on the 13th of November, 1847, and the latter on the 2nd of August, 1852. Their marriage was solemnized on the 27th of October, 1875. Thomas P. Wornall was a son of Perry and Elizabeth (Ewalt) Wornall, both of whom were natives of Kentucky and the former of whom was a son of Roby and Susan (Rion) Wornall. Thomas W. was the son of Roby and Edith Wornall, who were numbered among the sterling pioneers of the old Blue Grass state. After his marriage, Thomas P. Wornall resided upon and operatedthe fine old homestead farm of his father. five miles west of Paris, until 1884, when he purchased land and established his home upon the farm now owned by his son, William P., the subject of this review. This well improved farmstead comprises three hundred and ninety acres and is eligibly located five miles east of Paris, on the Steele turnpike. Here the father continued to maintain his home until his death, which occurred on the 23rd of November, 1891. He was a man of impregnable integrity in all the relations in life and was one of the highly esteemed and representative citizens of his native county, where he conducted agricultural operations and stock-growing upon an extensive scale and where he also built up a successful enterprisein the buying and shipping of live stock. On the 23d of January, 1900, his widow became the wife of J. William Bedford and they now reside about eight miles east of Paris, where Mr. Bedford has a valuable farm. Thomas P. and Catherine K. (Spears) Wornall all became the parents of only one child, William P., to whom this sketch is dedicated.
William P. Wornall was reared to the sturdy discipline of the home farm and after availing himself of the advantages of the academy, conducted by William L. Yerkes, at Paris, he continued his studies in the University of Kentucky, at Lexington. He was but twelve years of age at the time of his father's death and while a mere boy he assumed much responsibility in connection with the farm, upon which he has continued to reside until the present time and upon which he has conducted most successful operations as a general agriculturist and stock-grower. His industry and good management are on a parity with his progressive methods and he is one of the able and popular business men of his home county. His political allegiance is given to the Democratic party; he is affiliated with Paris Lodge, No. 373, Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks; and he is a devout member of the Christian church. His wife is a member of the Presbyterian church and she is also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
On the 11th of April, 1901, Mr. Wornall was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth B. Woodford, who was born in Bourbon county on the 1st of July, 1880, and who is a daughter of Benjamin and Alice (Brooks) Woodford. Mr. and Mrs. Wornall became parents of four children, two of whom died in infancy, unnamed; William P. Jr., was born on the 24th of June, 1904; and B. Woodford was born on the 13th of June, 1909.
They had the following children:
i. Thomas. Born on May 20, 1908. Thomas died on June 20, 1908.
ii. Samuel Parker. Born on March 11, 1912. Resided in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky.
155 iii. Ben Woodford (1909-)
156 iv. William Perry (1904-1949)
131. Benjamin WOODFORD Jr. Born on January 22, 1882.
On November 26, 1925 when Benjamin was 43, he married Mamie STIVERS. Born on August 28, 1892. Mamie died on October 11, 1952; she was 60.
They had the following children:
i. Benjamin. Born on February 14, 1927.
157 ii. Mamie (1928-)
158 iii. Helen (1930-)
132. James Brooks WOODFORD. Born on June 18, 1884.
On December 10, 1909 when James Brooks was 25, he first married Rebecca DUKE. Born on October 8, 1887. Rebecca died on January 17, 1927; she was 39.
They had one child:
159 i. Anne Duke (1913-)
On October 27, 1947 when James Brooks was 63, he second married Stella Price LYONS. Born on June 30, 1897.
133. Mary Mitchell WOODFORD. Born on February 9, 1886. Mary Mitchell died on August 5, 1957; she was 71.
On December 23, 1914 when Mary Mitchell was 28, she married James L. DODGE, son of David M. DODGE (1832-1903) & Rebecca KENNEY (1835-1914). Born on May 17, 1867. James L. died on October 17, 1933; he was 66.
Note--It is speculation at this juncture that this James L. Dodge is the same as listed in the Scott Family Genealogy (p. 103).
HISTORY OF KENTUCKY AND KENTUCKIANS, E. Polk Johnson, three volumes, Lewis Publishing Co., New York & Chicago, 1912. Common version, Vol. III, pp. 1184-86. [Full page photograph of Mr. Dodge included with bio.] [Bourbon County]
James L. Dodge - On the old homestead estate which was the place of his nativity and which is eligibly located about three miles east of Paris, Bourbon county, Mr. Dodge is found as one of the representative agriculturists and stock-growers of his native county, where, both as a loyal and progressive citizen and as a reliable and substantial business man, he is well upholding the prestige of a name that has been identified with the annals of Kentucky history for four generations.
On his present fine homestead James L. Dodge was ushered into the world on the 17th of May, 1869, and is a son of David M. and Rebecca J. (Kenny) Dodge, both of whom were likewise natives of this county where the former was born on the 1st of August, 1832, and the latter on the 24th of August, 1835. David M. Dodge was a son of Edwin M. and Elizabeth (Seamands) Dodge, natives respectively of Clark and Bourbon counties, this state. Edwin M. Dodge, was a son of David and Dorcas (Mills) Dodge, the former of whom was the founder of the family in Kentucky, whence he came from Pennsylvania in the pioneer days and established his home in Clark County, where he continued to be engaged in agricultural pursuits until his death. The ancestors of David Dodge are as follows: His father was Isaac, son of Eli, son of Josiah, son of Josiah, son of John, son of Richard, who was the founder of the Dodge family in America. He appeared in Salem, Massachusetts in 1638. He reared a large family of children and many of his descendants are now to be found in various parts of the old Blue Grass commonwealth, as well as in other sections of the Union. Mrs. Elizabeth (Seamands) Dodge, paternal grandmother of James L. Dodge of this review, was a daughter of Manson Seamands, who served as major of a Kentucky regiment in the war of 1812 and who died in 1856; the maiden name of his wife was Newton.
Edwin M. Dodge was born in Clark county, Kentucky, about the year 1811 and was there reared to maturity under the conditions and influences of the pioneer epoch. As a young man he removed to Bourbon county and located in North Middletown precinct, where was solemnized his marriage to Miss Elizabeth Seamands. There he continued his identification with farming and stock-growing until his death, which occurred about the year 1836, and his widow subsequently became the wife of Kinzea Stone. They continued to reside in Bourbon county until their death.
David M. Dodge remained with his mother and stepfather until he had attained to the age of twenty years, and in the meanwhile he duly availed himself of the advantages of the common schools of the locality and period, the while he contributed his quota to the work and management of the home farm. In February, 1852, was solemnized his marriage to Miss Adeline Fretwell, daughter of Pascal and Maria (Hildreth) Fretwell, both of whom were representatives of old Virginia families. Mr. Adeline Dodge died in 1860, and of her four children Bettie is now the only one living; she is the widow of William Wood and resides in the city of Indianapolis, Indiana.
The three deceased children were Mary D., Edwin M. and William P. On the 22d of May, 1861, David M. Dodge contracted a second marriage, having then been united in the bonds of wedlock to Miss Rebecca J. Kenney, daughter of Victor M. and Catherine A. (Rogers) Kenney, both of whom were born and reared in Bourbon county. Victor M. Kenney was a son of James Kenney, who was born in Virginia, where he was reared to adult age and whence he came when a young man to Kentucky, numbering himself among the pioneers of Bourbon county. His first wife, the mother of Victor M., born the maiden name of Margaret Johnson, and after her death he contracted a second marriage. Mrs. Catherine A. (Rogers) Kenny was a daughter of Thomas and Rebecca (Spahr) Rogers, who were numbered among the early and honored pioneers of Bourbon county.
In 1856 David M. Dodge established his home on the farm now owned by his son James L., of this sketch, and as before stated, the place is located about three miles east of the thriving little city of Paris, on the Paris and North Middletown turnpike. He here gave the best of his splendid energies to the development and improvement of his property, and the tangible results of his efforts remain patent to all. He was a man of impregnable integrity in all the relations of life, was endowed with strong mentality and good judgment, and he was numbered among the best known and most highly esteemed citizens of his native county, where his death occurred, on his old homestead, on the 10th of April, 1903. He was a stanch Democrat in his political proclivities and his religious faith was that of the Presbyterian church. He did not hedge himself in with more personal aggrandizement but was liberal and progressive in his civic attitude. His second wife, Mrs. Rebecca J. (Kenney) Dodge, who survives him and remains on the old homestead, bore him four children, concerning whom the following brief record is entered: Martha V. is the wife of Charles G. Blakely, of Topeka, Kansas; David M. died when about 34 years of age; James L., is the immediate subject of this review; and Victor K. is an interested principal of the Phoenix Motor Car Company, of Lexington, this state, where he maintains his residence.
James L. Dodge was reared to maturity on the old homestead which is his present place of abode and which was likewise that of his nativity, and after availing himself of the advantages of the district school he continued his higher academic studies in the Garth Institute, at Paris, this county. He has never severed his allegiance to the great productive industry under whose influences he was reared and he is now the owner of the old homestead, to which he has added until his landed estate comprises 803 acres. The spacious residence and other buildings on the place are of the best type and this is recognized as one of the many fine farms that have given Bourbon county such distinctive prestige. As a young man Mr. Dodge began to devote special attention to the breeding and training of fine trotting and pacing horses, in which connection he gained precedence as one of the leading horsemen in the section which has ever represented his home. He still continues to own and handle a few high-grade horses and has never abated his love for the horse, but since the death of his father he has confined his energies more especially to diversified agriculture and to the raising of high-grade live stock, besides which he deals somewhat extensively in the same, making large shipments each years.
He is one of the progressive and wide awake citizens of Bourbon county, ever ready to give his influence and aid in support of measures and enterprises advanced for the general good of the community, and while he has had naught of aspiration for public office he is found aligned as a stanch supporter of the cause of the Democratic party, in whose faith he was reared. He is a member of the Presbyterian church.
On the 10th of December 1890, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Dodge to Miss Lucy H. Williams, who was born in Harrison county, Kentucky, on the 20th of September, 1869, and who was a daughter of John J. and Elizabeth (Stone) Williams. Of this union were born two children, one of whom died in infancy; the surviving child, Edgar W., was born on the 25th of November 1893. Mrs. Dodge was summoned to the life eternal on the 17th of July, 1905, secure in the affectionate regard of all who had come within the sphere of her gracious influence.
They had one child:
160 i. Alice Brooks (1916-)