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Huey, Benjamin T.

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Huey, Benjamin T.
March 14, 2007 03:12PM
Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Volume I and Volume II, Lewis
Publishing Company, 1904, pp. 141-142. Carlisle Co.


Benjamin Thomas Huey, who is now serving as circuit clerk for Carlisle
county and makes his home in Bardwell, was born on a farm in this county,
April 23, 1871, his parents being Jeremiah and Martha Priscilla (Bennett)
Huey. His paternal grandparents were John and Letticia (Brandon) Huey.
The grandfather was born in Kentucky and was an early settler of what is
now Carlisle county. He is now deceased, but his widow is still living at
the advanced age of ninety-four years. She celebrated the anniversary of
her birth on the 9th day of April, 1903. She is still hale and hearty, and
lives in Carlisle county. She was born in Tennessee, a daughter of William
Brandon, an early settler of what is now Carlisle county, where he lived
for many years. Mrs. John Huey was the mother of three sons and a
daughter: William, now deceased; Susanna, the widow of John M. Hobbs and a
resident of Carlisle county; Jeremiah and James, both deceased.
Jeremiah Huey, the father of our subject, was born in Carlisle county,
Kentucky, October 4, 1845, and passed away here on the 6th of January,
1902. His wife, who is still living in this county, was born here May 24,
1847, a daughter of John Bennett, a native of Virginia. To Mr. and Mrs.
Jeremiah Huey were born ten children: Ella, Letticia, John W., Benjamin
T., Barbara Susan, Dixie D., Rhoda J., Maybelle, Lizzie and Emma D., all of
whom are yet living. The father of this family was a farmer by occupation,
and thus provided a comfortable living for his wife and children. Both Mr.
and Mrs. Huey were members of the Missionary Baptist church, and in its
faith reared their children, who have also become members of that
Upon the home farm Benjamin T. Huey was reared, and there remained
until twenty-one years of age. He gained a fair education, attending the
district schools until thirteen years of age, and after he had reached his
majority he spent five years in teaching and attending school alternately.
In the fall of 1897 he was elected circuit clerk of Carlisle county, as the
Democratic candidate, and in the spring of 1903 was made the candidate of
the party for re-election, having no opposition. He has always been a
stanch supported of the men and measures of the Democratic party.
In his fraternal relations Mr. Huey is a Master Mason, and he also
holds membership relations with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He
was married in 1898 to Miss Mary Terry, a daughter of W.H. and Mary Terry,
of Carlisle county, where Mrs. Huey was born. Mr. and Mrs. Huey now have
two children: Horace Thomas and Henry Jeremiah. Having always lived in
this county, they are well known and occupy an enviable position in social
circles where true worth and intelligence are received as the passports
into good society.
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