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Morrow, Thomas

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Morrow, Thomas
March 16, 2007 03:25PM
County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by
William Henry Perrin. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1884, pp. 390-391.
Hopkinsville City and Precinct.

THOMAS MORROW, one of the early pioneers of Kentucky, came to Christian
County from North Carolina in the year 1789, and settled a farm now known
as Mount Vernon in the Mount Vernon or Yellow Horse Precinct; lived there
until the date of his death about the year 1834. The place afterward
became one of the voting precincts of the county, and has remained as such
ever since. Thomas Morrow had a family of four children, three sons and
one daughter, none of whom are now living; but his grandchildren are
scattered from New York to Texas, with several representatives in this
county. The eldest son of Thomas Morrow, Dr. T. V. Morrow, studied
medicine, and graduated in that profession at Cincinnati, Ohio, where he
afterward practiced, and where, in connection with Dr. R. S. Newton, he
founded the Cincinnati Eclectic Medical College, the first of that school
of medicine in the United States, and one that has been in successful
operation since. Dr. T. V. Morrow died in Cincinnati about the year 1850,
leaving a widow and several children, one of whom, Wooster Beach Morrow,
is a distinguished member of the Cincinnati bar. Another son of Thomas
Morrow was Col. William Morrow, who, after the death of his father,
acquired the old Mount Vernon homestead, where he lived until about 1847,
meantime building a new house, which he painted yellow, and thus arose the
name of "Yellow House Precinct," which it still bears. Col. William
Morrow served for some time as Colonel of the Kentucky Militia. He was
also elected to the lower house of the Kentucky Legislature, and
represented Christian County in that body for one or more terms. About
1847 he removed from Mt. Vernon to Fairview, and there established a
store, sold off lots to the settlers, and afterward procured the
incorporation of the town. In 1854 he removed to Princeton, Ky., and
there died in 1864. His widow and four children - three sons and one
daughter - are still living. The youngest son, Dr. P. A. Morrow, went to
New York City twenty years ago, being then but sixteen years old, without
means or a single acquaintance, there began the study of medicine, and has
become an eminent practitioner in said city. With Thomas Morrow, in 1789,
came James Vaughan, and settled on a farm adjoining Mt. Vernon, where he
lived to be a ripe old age. Richard Vaughan, his son, is now engaged in
business in Fairview, and is regarded as one of the most worthy citizens
of the county.
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