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Woodford, John T.

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Woodford, John T.
March 04, 2007 05:17PM
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.
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