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McDowell, Juliet

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McDowell, Juliet
March 14, 2007 06:04PM
Historic Families of Kentucky by Thomas Marshall Green, Cincinnati,
1889, reprinted Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1959. pp. 62-63.
[Fleming county].

4. Juliet, the third daughter of Colonel McDowell, married Dr. Dorsey,
an early physician in Fleming county. She left two daughters, one of
whom was the sensible, judicious, excellent Christian woman who became
the wife of Hon. L. W. Andrews, whose father, Robert Andrews, was a
native of Pennsylvania, of Irish descent. Mr. Andrews himself was born
in Fleming county in 1803; educated in the neighboring schools and at
Transylvania University; studied law under Judge Roper, and was licensed
in 1826. As soon as eligible, he was appointed county attorney of
Fleming; then made a gallant and successful race for the legislature in
1834, and was re-elected in 1838. In 1839, he was elected
representative in Congress, after a brilliant and heated race, in which,
as the Whig candidate, he defeated John C. Mason. In 1841, he was re-
elected, and served until 1843; then, having surrendered all his estate,
the accumulations of an honorable industry, to discharge obligations
incurred for others, he declined a re-election in order to devote
himself to his profession. In this he was shrewd, discriminating,
industrious, and successful. In 1857, he was elected to the state
senate for four years, and was one of those who saved Kentucky to the
Union. In 1861, he was again chosen to represent Fleming in the
legislature, in which body his course was that of a conservative, firm,
patriotic friend of the Union. He resigned, in 1862, to accept a
nomination for judge of the circuit court of his district, to discharge
the duties of which position, in the precarious situation of the state
and people, a man of sense, discretion, character, and decision was
required. For six years he held the office, and left it amid the
plaudits of a people who recognized his worth. Of quick perceptions, a
ready wit, easily adapting himself to the emergencies of the court-
house, an amusing, fluent, and most effective public speaker, of marked
individuality, and, over and above all, incorruptibly honest, and
patriotic, and generous, whether at the bar, in Congress, or upon the
bench, Judge Andrews has been distinguished. Fleming county has had no
citizen who has exercised a wider influence over her people. His
daughter, Juliet, maried William L. Sudduth, an estimable citizen and
graceful gentleman of Bath. Their son, W. A. Sudduth, born in 1854,
graduated at Center College, in 1874, is at the head of the Fleming bar.

McDowell Dorsey Andrews Roper Mason Sudduth
PA Bath

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