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Subject: BIOS #6416 THRU 6420 - DIUGUID, MELOAN, GARNETT, BURROUGHS, HEADY
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6416 CALLOWAY CO - DIUGUID, EDWIN S - Diuguid, Utterback, Scott, Taylor,
6417 CALLOWAY CO - MELOAN, JOHN McELRATH - Meloan, Clayton, Ozier, McChord,
Gobel, Rye, Murray, Mitchell, Fields
6418 BOONE CO - GARNETT, ROBERT - Garnett
6419 NICHOLAS CO - BURROUGHS, H C -
Burroughs, Hutchings, Dalzell, Norton, Spencer, Ringo, Taylor, Adair,
Brewington, Gardner, Dallas
6420 SPENCER CO - HEADY, J M - Heady, Shelburne, Boston, Collier
#6416: History of Calloway County, Kentucky, 1931. (Murray: The Ledger &
Times, 1931) Calloway Co. A history of Calloway and the men who helped to
make it would be incomplete without a sketch of Mr. Edwin S. Diuguid, who is
one of the main factors in making the city of Murray and Calloway County
what they are today. Mr. Diuguid was born August 13, 1854, in Calloway
County, being the son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H.Diuguid, deceased. He was reared
on a farm and attended the Murray Academy, the Utterback County School and
the Murray Male and Female Institute, securing a good education from these
well taught institutions of that day. Fifty-five years ago he accepted a
position with one of the mercantile establishments of Murray, and three
years later, in 1879, engaged in business for himself in Murray, and has
since that time been actively and continuously at it, making him of the
oldest, most successful and best known merchants in the State of Kentucky;
and, lest you forget, he is still doing business and lots of it at the same
old stand in Murray. So long has he been engaged in the furniture and
hardware business in Murray that people can't help thinking of 'Diuguid'
when they think of furnishing their home. In 1879, Mr. Diuguid was married
to Miss Lottie C. Scott, and this union was blessed with the following
children: Robert S., deceased; Mary E. Taylor, living in Little Rock, Ark.;
Katherine Kirk, Murray; Herman O., deceased, and Ed S., who is engaged in
business with his father in Murray. He is an elder of the Christian Church
of Murray and has been for many years, and a Democrat. He has never held
political office, but has been President of the Bank of Murray for thirty
years and is the President of that institution at this time. ..."
#6417: Kentucky Blue Book, 1930 by Frank Cavanaugh. Calloway Co. John
McElrath Meloan was born in Murray, Calloway County, Kentucky, son of John
Z[illerfrow] Meloan and Jane Clayton Meloan, and grandson of Major Obadiah
A. Meloan, Mexican War and War of 1812[great-grandson of Obadiah Meloan and
Rachel Ozier] . His father was a tanner by trade and a Confederate soldier.
French descent. Father of Lt. John H. Meloan, USA Mexican border warfare and
World War I. Educated in public schools and Murray Institute. Publisher,
printer and journalist. Founder of Frankfort State Journal and the Paducah
News Democrat in conjunction with the Hon. Urey Woodson. Owner of the Murray
Ledger for many years. Member Kentucky Legislature, lower house,
representing Calloway, in 1898. As Chairman of the Committee on Railroads,
cooperated with Hon. C. C. McChord and Hon. William Goebel of the Senate in
enacting important railroad legislation. Following was two years in office
of Auditor - Public Accounts and in Office of Registrar of Lands two years.
Official Reporter, Tennessee State Senate in 1915, and Statistician of
Tennessee, four years following appointment of Tom C. Rye, war governor of
the Volunteer State. Connected with newspapers and publishing houses in New
York, St. Louis and New Orleans. Edited a number of newspapers and
participated in heated political campaigns in Kentucky, Tennessee, and
Mississippi. Married to Amanda Dale of Murray, December 17, 1890. In
addition to their son, John, they have a daughter, Mrs. Elaine Mitchell, who
has two sons, John D. and Harry Hendrick. Family residence:
Murray, Ky. Was unanimously elected Superintendent of Public Printing by the
Board of Printing Commissioners in 1926, Gov. William J. Fields being
chairman of the Board. Re-elected in 1930."
#6418: A History of Kentucky Baptists From 1769 to 1885, Including More Than
800 Biographical Sketches, J. H. Spencer, Manuscript Revised and Corrected
by Mrs. Burilla B. Spencer, In Two Volumes. Printed For the Author. 1886.
Republished By Church History Research & Archives 1976 Lafayette, Tennessee.
Vol. 2, p 148 [Boone County] ROBERT GARNETT was among the early preachers
of North Bend Association. He is believed to have been a native of
Virginia, from whence he moved to Boone county, Ky., about 1800. He joined
Bullittsburg church by letter, and was "encouraged to exercise his gift," in
1803. He soon afterwards moved his membership to Middle Creek church, where
he was ordained to the ministry, in 1812. Here he preached till 1825. His
gift was small; but he set a good example before a numerous posterity.
#6419: History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky,
ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 732.
[Nicholas County] [Carlisle City and Precinct] DR. H. C. BURROUGHS, P. O.
Carlisle, is a native of Nicholas County and a son of Alexander and Betsy
(Hutchings) Burroughs, who came from Virginia very early in the history of
the State; he is one of twelve children, ten of whom are living, namely:
George W., Molly P., wife, James W. Dalzell; Eliza, wife of William Norton;
William M., Susan A., Elizabeth F., wife of William Spencer; Keder D., Dr.
H. C., Mattie L., wife of James Ringo, and Nannie R. Dr. Burroughs received
a limited education, his father dying in 1865, when he was only thirteen
years of age; on Jan. 1, 1869, he engaged as a clerk in the mercantile firm
of Adair & Bro., where he remained until the fall of 1872, at which time he
entered the College at Millersburg; being compelled to retire from this
institution on account of failing health, he engaged in January, 1874, with
J. J. Taylor, of Millersburg in the merchandising; in the fall of 1875 he
entered the University of Louisville having prepared himself for that
institution by private reading during his spare hours; after being graduated
in 1877, he located in Carlisle, and commenced the practice of his
profession, which he continued with success until March 1881, at which time
he formed a partnership with Mr. Adair, purchasing the half interest of Mr.
Brewington; on Aug. 6, 1878, he married Miss Lizzie, daughter of John and
Cynthia (Gardner) Dallas, of Nicholas County; two children have been born to
them, only one of whom, John Bell, survives; himself, wife, father, mother,
and all of his brothers and sisters were identified with the Christian
Church, in which society he holds the office of Deacon.
#6420: Kentucky: A History of the State. Perrin, Battle & Kniffin, 6th
ed.,1887, Spencer Co. J.M. HEADY, a native of Spencer County, Ky., was born
November 24, 1836. His father, Reason Heady, was a farmer, and married Ann
Shelburne. Shortly before his death he removed to Louisville, where he died
in 1848. J.M. Heady, at the age of sixteen, learned the painter's trade,
which he followed until 1861, when the war interrupted his business.
In 1863 he began the saddle and harness business at Van Dyke's mill, but
afterward moved to Wilsonville, where he carried on the same business until
1867, when he engaged in general merchandising, which he still follows, and
where he has filled the office of postmaster since 1884. In January, 1856,
he married Susan M. Boston, daughter of Jesse and Nancy (Collier) Boston, of
Spencer County, but descended from Maryland people. Four children resulted
from this union: John B., Mary, Reason J. and one now deceased. Mr. and
Mrs. Heady are members of the Baptist Church at Elk Creek.
Col. Sandi Gorin, 205 Clements, Glasgow, KY 42141 (270) 651-9114
SCKY resource links: http://www.public.asu.edu/~moore/Gorin.html
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