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Harrison County Biographies

Below are selected Harrison County biographies that were culled from an old website that is no longer around. These are family biographies or allied families. I have seen the same bios on other sites including Rootsweb. They all came from old “history” books printed by various companies in the late 1800 and before 1923.


Brannock, D. F.

D. F. BRANNOCK , M. D., farmer, P. O. Antioch Mills; is a native of Harrison County, Ky., son of James and Elizabeth (Shanks) Brannock. He was born Feb. 21, 1823. His father, James Brannock, was also a native of Harrison. He was born 1796. During...

Conway, Dudley B.

DUDLEY B. CONWAY , merchant, P. O. Oddville. Miles Conway, father of this gentleman, was born in Fayette County, near Lexington, in the year 1792; his father, John Conway, and his mother, Elizabeth, were natives of Virginia. The mother of our subject,...

Conway, Will F.

WILL F. CONWAY . The character of a community is largely determined by the class of men living in it, and judging from the finely cultivated farms and flourishing towns and villages in Harrison County this is one of the most desirable regions of Kentucky....

Gray, James

JAMES GRAY, farmer, P. O. Cynthiana, a native of Harrison County, born in the year 1804; his father, William Gray came from Pennsylvania in 1797 and located in Harrison County, near where his son, James, now lives; his grandfather was also named William;...

Gray, Johnathan K.

JNO. K. GRAY, farmer, P. O. Broadwell, his grandfather, Wm. Gray, came from Pennsylvania at an early day and settled in Harrison County, near Cynthiana, giving name to the stream known as Gray's Run, which rises near Leesburg and flows into South Licking,...

Haviland, James A

JAMES A. HAVILAND , farmer, P. O. Havilandsville, was born in Harrison County, Ky., May 6, 1821; son of R. S. and Mary C. (Stewart) Haviland. He is a native of New York State; removed to Harrison County, Ky., in 1818, and taught school for about ten years,...

Haviland, William S.

W. S. HAVILAND , farmer, P. O. Cynthiana. There are but few families of the Northern belt of the Blue Grass region who are able to trace the genealogy of their ancestry back to the seventeenth century; and of these few the name of William S. Haviland...

Jones, Robert

Robert Jones. — The first Jones who was related to Robert Jones of Cynthiana came to America from Wales to Baltimore, Maryland. The grandfather of Robert Jones was a tory and lived in Baltimore about the time of the War of the Revolution. He sympathized w...

King, Paul

PAUL KING , dealer in ice, insurance agent and book-keeper Farmers' National Bank; P. O. Cynthiana; was born in this county, Dec. 15, 1841, son of Paul and Sarah B. (Bell) King; he, a native of Harrison County, born Aug. 18, 1806, a farmer by occupation,...

King, Paul C.

PAUL C. KING , farmer, P. O. Antioch Mills, is a native of Harrison County, Ky., and son of Joshua and Elizabeth King; he was born March 3, 1830; he lived with his parents until he was twenty-three years of age, receiving an education and assisting in...

Poindexter, Oscar J.

O. J. POINDEXTER , farmer, P. O. Cynthiana, was born in Harrison County, Ky., near Poindexter's Station, July 16, 1817; son of James and Martha (Ammon) Poindexter; he, born in Louisa County, Va., July 6, 1787, a miller by occupation, who came to Kentucky...

Ward, Andrew Harrison

ANDREW HARRISON WARD , lawyer, P. O. Cynthiana; was born Jan. 3, 1815, in Harrison County, near Cynthiana; his parents were Andrew and Elizabeth (Heddington) Ward. His father was a Virginian and came to Kentucky when a boy with his parents, and settled...

Ward, John Quincy

J. Q. WARD , lawyer, P. O. Cynthiana; was born Aug. 29, 1838 at Oxford, Scott County, Ky.; he is a son of Cary A. Ward, who was born July 5, 1808, in Harrison County; he was a printer by trade, and was for a while editor of a paper at Oxford, Ohio, and...

Ward, John Quincy Adams

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS WARD , of Paris, ex-judge of the superior court of Kentucky, was born in Oxford, Scott county, this state, August 29, 1838. Of Scotch-Irish ancestry, the predominant traits of the two nations have characterized the representatives of...

Whiteker, Asa F.

ASA F. WHITEKER , farmer, P. O. Oddville; was born in Harrison County, Ky., April 16, 1824, son of Peter and Nancy (Dunn) Whiteker, he born in Harrison County in 1783, was a Methodist minister and died Sept. 22, 1856, his parents being John and Nancy...

Whiteker, Richard J.

RICHARD J. WHITEKER , farmer and trader, P. O. Oddville, was born July 14, 1832, son of Peter and Ann (Dunn) Whiteker, he, born in Maryland, in 1793, died in Kentucky in 1856; she, born in Harrison County in 1798, and died in 1862, having been the second...

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