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Wilhoit, E. B.

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Wilhoit, E. B.
March 16, 2007 03:03PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, ed. 8-B
Carter County

E.B. WILHOIT, was born in Carter County, Ky., September 19, 1842, and is a
son of James A. and Matilda A. (Boggs) Wilhoit. James A. Wilhoit was born
in Madison County, Va., in 1816. When a child he moved to Montgomery
County, Ky., with his parents. He was a practical stone-cutter and was also
engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was regarded by all who knew him as a
strictly moral and religious man, and for sixteen years was a justice of the
peace in Carter County; his death occurred in 1873, he having been for many
years a consistent member and preacher of the Baptist Church. He was a son
of John and Nancy (Prince) Wilhoit. John Wilhoit, also a native of Madison
County, Va., was a merchant and farmer by occupation, and died in Bath
County, Ky. His father was Phillip Wilhoit, a native of South Carolina; the
latter was son of Adam, a native of Germany. Mrs. Matilda A. Wilhoit was
born in Virginia, a daughter of James Boggs, also a native of Virginia; the
latter was a son of John Boggs. E.B. Wilhoit was educated at the common
schools and at the Seminary, Mount Sterling, Ky., and Grayson, Ky., in
1856-57. In 1861 he enlisted in the Federal army, Company I, Twenty-second
Kentucky Infantry, and served until the close of the war. He read law and
was admitted to the bar in 1866. July 30, 1867, he married Miss Alice
Frizell (daughter of Major Frizell), who died in 1853, leaving three
children, viz: A.F., Edward and Enchetel B. She was a strict member of the
Methodist Episcopal Church for many years before her death. September 19,
1882, Mr. Wilhoit married Anna Blackburn, of Atlanta, Ga., a highly educated
and accomplished lady, daughter of Dr. J.C.C. Blackburn, of Atlanta, and a
second cousin to Joe C.S. Blackburn, the present United States Senator from
Kentucky. Two children have blessed this union, viz: Maria and Inez. Mrs.
Wilhoit is a member of the Episcopal Church. Mr. Wilhoit is a Royal Arch
Mason, has passed all the chairs in I.O.O.F., and has been Worshipful Master
of his Lodge, and also represented the same in the Grand Lodge. Was
Aid-de-Camp on Staff of Governor Blackburn for four years, and was county
attorney of Carter County in 1873. He is an able lawyer and a man of mark
in his community.
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