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Col. Arthur McGAUGHEY 12237 - Christsian Co.

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Col. Arthur McGAUGHEY 12237 - Christsian Co.

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Classification: Biography
Surnames: McGaughey, Adair, Hume, Wallace
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County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by William Henry Perrin. Illustrated. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., Chicago and Louisville. 1884. Union Schoolhouse Precinct.

COL. ARTHUR McGAUGHEY was born in Pennsylvania in 1790. During his infancy his father emigrated to Shelby County, Ky., where his boyhood was spent, and afterward located in Hart County, Ky. He served as a volunteer in the war of 1812, and after the war was commissioned Colonel of the militia by Gov. Adair. In 1819 he married Miss Julia Hume, and in 1826 moved to the southern part of Christian County, where he purchased a large tract of land, and spent his ample means building up and improving an extensive farm. He was a man of a high sense of honor, untiring energy, combined with great delicacy and refinement of feeling. He died in 1852. Albert Wallace was born in Culpeper County, Va., in 1800. In 1822 he emigrated to Crittenden County, Ky., and settled on the bank of the Ohio River where he owned a large tract of land. In 1846 he married Miss Ellen Kenton McGaughey, of Christian County. In 1856 he moved to the south part of Christian County, and in 1856 to Hopkinsville, where he resided until his death in 1857. He was a man of stern integrity, temperance and purity of life. In his intercourse with me he was dignified, reserved and unobtrusive. He was the father of eight children, only four survived infancy,v iz.: Julia H., Alfred H., Henry D. and Dr. Howerson Wallace.

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