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13. Bettie WOODFORD. Born in 1852. Bettie died in 1884; she was 32.
Bettie married Henry H. SPEARS, son of Jacob SPEARS & Elizabeth COOK.
They had the following children:

i. Jacob.

ii. Elizabeth.

iii. John.

iv. Lee.
14. Henry Madison WOODFORD. Born in 1854 in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. Henry Madison died in 1923; he was 69.
Henry Madison married Leila (Lelia) BUSH.
They had the following children:

i. Mary Grant.

ii. Buckner.

iii. Elizabeth.

iv. Margaret.

v. Kelly.

15. Benjamin WOODFORD. Born on October 24, 1856 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Benjamin died on September 10, 1940; he was 83.
BENJAMIN WOODFORD, [3] farmer; P. O. Paris; is the seventh child and fifth son born to John T. and E. H. Woodford; he was born on the homestead farm, Oct. 24, 1856, and was raised to farming pursuits; he received the advantages of common school, and that afforded by the schools at Paris. Oct. 29,1879, he married Alice Brooks, born in this precinct, daughter of Samuel and Elvira (Scott) Brooks. The following year he moved to Fleming County where he purchased a farm, but he has since sold out and located in this county on the Harrod's Creek Turnpike, where he purchased a farm, and since 1832 (date cannot be correct--REF) has there resided. Has one child, Elizabeth H.
On October 29, 1879 when Benjamin was 23, he married Alice BROOKS, daughter of Samuel BROOKS (1802-1875) & Elvira SCOTT (1814-1888). Born on November 2, 1858. Alice died on September 4, 1925; she was 66.
They had the following children:

21 i. Elizabeth Buckner (1880-1947)

22 ii. Benjamin (1882-)

23 iii. James Brooks (1884-)

24 iv. Mary Mitchell (1886-1957)

v. Nancy “Nannie” Clay. Born on November 5, 1887. Nancy “Nannie” Clay died on October 5, 1892; she was 4.

vi. William Taliaferro (Never married). Born on July 7, 1889. William Taliaferro died in Bourbon County, Kentucky on January 12, 1944; he was 54.

vii. Joseph Scott. Born on January 12, 1895. Joseph Scott died on April 28, 1945; he was 50.

25 viii. Samuel Brooks (1893-1952)

26 ix. John Thornton (1897-1952)

x. Archer. Born on June 11, 1899. Archer died on September 10, 1955; he was 56.

On July 29, 1936 when Archer was 37, he married Edith PAULI. Born on September 6, 1899.

16. Maria Archer WOODFORD. Born in 1858. Maria Archer died in 1935; she was 77.
Maria Archer married Professor William Lovell YERKES.
They had the following children:

i. John.

ii. Amanda.

iii. Elizabeth McKnight.

Family of Lucy Archer WOODFORD (7) & William Thomas BUCKNER Jr.

17. William Thomas BUCKNER. Born on March 20, 1848. William Thomas died on June 30, 1936; he was 88. [11]
On December 8, 1875 when William Thomas was 27, he married Anna Clay WORNALL, daughter of James Ryon WORNALL (1813-1879) & Anne Elizabeth MOORE (1823-1898). Born on January 16, 1855. Anna Clay died on June 28, 1917; she was 62.
They had the following children:

i. James Wornall.

ii. Benjamin Walker.

iii. Thomas Moore. Born on September 16, 1881.

HISTORY OF KENTUCKY AND KENTUCKIANS, E. Polk Johnson, three volumes, Lewis Publishing Co., New York & Chicago, 1912. Common version, Vol. III, p. 1253. [Bourbon County]

THOMAS M. BUCKNER.-A representative of the great basic industry of agriculture in Bourbon county, Kentucky, Thomas M. Buckner is a native son of this county and he is a scion of a fine old southern family founded in Virginia in the early colonial days. He was born on the 15th of September, 1881, and is a son of William T. and Anna C. (Wornall) Buckner, the former of whom was likewise born in Bourbon county, and the latter is a native of Clark county. Concerning the Buckner family further information is given in the sketch of William T. Buckner, father of Thomas M. and also in the sketch of Walker Buckner, an uncle of the subject of this review, which appears on other pages of this work.

After availing himself of the advantages afforded in the public schools of his native county, Thomas M. Buckner pursued his higher academic training in the W. L. Yerkes Academy, at Paris, Kentucky, and in the Bingham Military School, at Asheville, North Carolina. He was matriculated in the historic old University of Virginia, at Charlottesville, in which he was graduated, and from which he received his degree. After his graduation Mr. Buckner returned to Bourbon county where he initiated his independent career as a farmer and stock-grower. Shortly after his marriage, in 1904, he established his home on a farm about seven miles northeast of Paris, on the Harrod's Creek pike. He has made the finest of improvements on his place and has brought the same up to a high degree of cultivation. He is a member of the Kappa Alpha college fraternity. Both he and his wife are prominent and popular figures in connection with the best social activities of the community.

On the 28th of April, 1904, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Buckner to Miss Martha Davenport Clay, who is likewise a native of Bourbon county, where she was born on the 4th of October, 1881, She is a daughter of Christopher F. and Mary (Brooks) Clay, representative citizens of this county. Mr. and Mrs. Buckner have no children.

Thomas Moore married Martha Davenport CLAY, daughter of Christopher Field CLAY (1835-) & Mary BROOKS. Born in 1879.

iv. James Monroe.

v. Lucy Woodford.

Lucy Woodford married John Clarence KENNEY.

Family of Sally Talliaferro WOODFORD (8) & William BUCKNER

18. Walker BUCKNER. Born on November 25, 1849. Walker died on December 8, 1923; he was 74.
Walker married Nannie CLAY, daughter of Francis Povall CLAY (1819-1909) & Susan Ryon WORNALL (1823-1903). Born on December 18, 1858. Nannie died on July 8, 1915; she was 56.
They had the following children:

i. Walker.

ii. Susan Clay.

Susan Clay married Charles Thomas HINKLE.

iii. Woodford.

Woodford married Katherine Davis CRAIG.

iv. Frank P.

v. William.

19. William S. (Aylett?) BUCKNER. [12] Born on December 8, 1850. William S. (Aylett?) died on February 11, 1890; he was 39.
W. S. BUCKNER, [4] farmer and fine horse breeder; P. 0. Paris; the proprietor of Cane Ridge Stock Farm; is among the largest breeders of fine and thoroughbred trotting horses in the county; he was born on the farm adjoining, being the second child and son of William and Sallie T. (Woodford) Buckner. Mr. Buckner, though a young man and starting in the business in 1876, is one of the successful breeders in his line, and is destined to become one of the most prominent in his region; he has accumulated a large lot of animals of the best and most approved breeds, and will soon announce annual sales of the same; he has already sold some valuable animals, among whom was Steinway, who sold for $13,000, in 1879; some of his breeds are the Hambletonian, Banner Chief, Membrino Pilot, and others. His farm, composed of 656 acres, situated on the Flat Rock road, six miles from Paris, is admirably suited to the business in which he is engaged. Feb. 26th, 1873, he married Rosa Lindsey, born in this precinct, daughter of Richard and Olivia (Bedinger) Lindsey, both of whom were natives of this county. Mr. Buckner has three children; Olivia, William E. and Sallie Woodford.
On February 26, 1873 when William S. (Aylett?) was 22, he married Rosa LINDSAY, daughter of Richard H. LINDSAY & Olivia BEDINGER.
They had the following children:

i. Olivia.

ii. William Aylette.

iii. Sallie Woodford.

Seventh Generation


Family of Sally Archer WOODFORD (9) & CAPT Edward Ford SPEARS

20. John W. SPEARS.
John W. married Elizabeth STEPHENS.
They had the following children:

i. Edward.

ii. Charles.

Family of Benjamin WOODFORD (15) & Alice BROOKS

21. 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]
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.

27 iii. Ben Woodford (1909-)

28 iv. William Perry (1904-1949)
22. 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.

29 ii. Mamie (1928-)

30 iii. Helen (1930-)

23. 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:

31 i. Anne Duke (1913-)

On October 27, 1947 when James Brooks was 63, he second married Stella Price LYONS. Born on June 30, 1897.
24. 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:

32 i. Alice Brooks (1916-)

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