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My friends -
Today's posting contains another from the biographies which appeared, over
a period of about 35 years, in various histories of Kentucky. This
selection is from the multi-volume "History of Kentucky" published in 1922
by the American Historical Society.
This is something of a rare selection, in that I am including it in this
series not because of the actual biographee, who is Dr. William Clinton
Haydon (of Trigg County), but due to the fact that his wife, Lillian
Collins, was a resident of Fulton County and the Collins family were early
settlers in that area.
As is now customary, there will be no data posts per se tomorrow or on the
weekend. Although I've not been able recently to offer some miscellaneous
files on the weekends, I hope to be able to do so over the next few days,
so do stay tuned.
LILLIAN COLLINS HAYDON
(Wife of William Clinton Haydon)
Fulton, County, Kentucky
"WILLIAM CLINTON HAYDON, M. D., is a native son of Trigg County. Kentucky,
has assured status as one of its representative physicians and surgeons and
is engaged m the successful practice of his profession at Wallonia, the
scope and character of his practice denoting alike his technical skill and
his personal popularity.
Dr. William Clinton Haydon was born on a farm two and one-half miles west
of Wallonia, and the date of his nativity was December 3, 1879. He is a
representative of one of the honored pioneer families of Trigg County,
within whose gracious borders his father, William Clinton Haydon, Sr., was
born in the year 1828. The father passed his entire life in this county and
became one of its substantial exponents of farm industry, the while he
lived a life of signal honor and usefulness, his having been inviolable
place in popular confidence and esteem. His father, Dr. William Carroll
Haydon, was born in Virginia in 1795, and was a member of a sterling family
whose original representatives in America came from England and settled in
Virginia in the early Colonial period of our national history. Dr. William
Carroll Haydon became one of the pioneer physicians and surgeons of Trigg
County. Kentucky, where he not only pursued his human mission by effective
professional service during many years but where he also assisted
materially in the promotion of the agricultural development of the county.
He became the owner of a valuable landed estate of fully 2,000 acres and
passed the closing years of his life on his fine old homestead farm two and
one-half miles west of Wallonia, where his death occurred in 1840. It was
on this ancestral homestead that the subject of this review was born and
reared, and here also his father continued to reside until the close of his
long and useful life, he having been one of the venerable and influential
native sons of Trigg County at the time of his death, in 1897. He was one
of the county's extensive and successful farmers. was a republican in
politics, and was the first member of this party ever elected to represent
Trigg County in the State Legislature, in which he served one term. He was
affiliated with the Masonic fraternity and he and his wife held membership
in the Baptist Church. In Caldwell County was solemnized his marriage to
Miss Eliza Ann Robertson, who was born in Virginia in 1833, and who
survived him by ten years, she having passed to the life eternal in the
year 1907. Concerning their children the following brief data are
available: James H., who was for twenty years engaged in farm enterprise in
the State of Texas, eventually returned to the old home farm in Trigg
County, and there he died at the age of sixty years. Mollie is the wife of
Charles C. Larkins, the executive head of the company supplying gas to the
City of Texarkana, Arkansas. where he and his wife maintain their home.
Sallie is the wife of N. E. Nabb, an extensive farmer in Christian County.
Kentucky. Jennie is the wife of H. F. Larkins, one of the prosperous
farmers of Trigg County. John A. is a progressive farmer in this county.
Ambie is the wife of William F. Ladd, a farmer in Caldwell County. Grace is
the wife of Alvin Richie, and they reside in the City of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Nellie is the wife of R. S. Smith, a farmer in Caldwell County. Dr. William
C., of this review, is the youngest of the number.
To the rural schools of his native county Doctor Haydon is indebted for his
early education, and later he was for one year a student in Cumberland
University at Lebanon. Tennessee. He then entered the Southwestern
Homeopathic Medical College at Louisville, Kentucky, an institution now
merged with the celebrated Hahnemann Medical College in the City of
Chicago. and he was graduated as a member of the class of 1905. After thus
receiving his degree of Doctor of Medicine he gained valuable clinical
experience by serving one year as an interne in the Louisville City
Hospital, and in the spring of 19o6 he established himself in practice at
Wallonia, where he has since developed a substantial and representative
professional business and where he has secured place as one of the
representative physicians and surgeons of his native county. The Doctor is
an active member of the Trigg County Medical Society, the Kentucky State
Medical Society, the American Medical Association and the Institute of
Homeopathy. In his home village he is affiliated with Mark Tyler Lodge No.
319, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. and the local camps of the Woodmen
of the World and the Modern Woodmen of America, besides which he is a
member of Princeton Lodge. Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. at
Princeton. Caldwell County.
At Fulton, Kentucky, April 16, 1908, was solemnized the marriage of Doctor
Haydon to Miss Lillian Collins, daughter of A. D. and Ella (Shelton)
Collins, both of whom are now deceased. Mr. Collins having been a prominent
pioneer merchant and influential citizen of Fulton. Mrs. Haydon continued
her studies in the schools of Fulton until her graduation in the high
school, and her gracious personality gained to her the affectionate regard
of all who came within the sphere of her influence. She was summoned to
eternal rest in November, 1918, and is survived by two children, William
Clinton IV, who was born December 8, 1912; and Hester Virginia, who was
born February 5, 1919. She was a devoted adherent of the Christian Church
of Fulton, Kentucky. Doctor Haydon is a charter member of the Baptist
Church at Wallonia, Kentucky."
-History of Kentucky
William Elsey Connelley &
Historical Society, 1922
Seeking information on R. H. HICKS and Josephine F. WATTS that married on
December 30, 1883 in Weakley Co. TN
According to census records for 1910 & 1930, he was born ca. 1853 in TN and
she was born ca. 1868 in TN. She and Reuben H. HICKS are found in Fulton Co.
KY on these census with the following children:
They both died in Fulton Co. KY as did at least 2 of the children, Albert B.
HICKS that married a Maggie L. ?, and also Andrew R. HICKS.
Would like to know cemetery they are buried in, wives and husbands of children.
Any information on them or their children would be appreciated.