Fosdick, William Whiteman
March 06, 2007 07:37PM
Historical Sketches of Kentucky by Lewis Collins, Maysville, KY. and J. A.
& U. P. James, Cincinnati, 1847. Volume 1. Reprinted 1968. Kenton County.
The Poets and Poetry of Kentucky, page 582.

Was a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, born Jan. 28, 1825 - his father, Thos R.
Fosdick, a merchant and banker, and his mother, Julia Drake, a talented
actress; graduated at Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., studied law
at Louisville with Hon. Garnett Duncan, and afterwards at Carrollton, Ky.;
with Judge James Pryor; practiced law at Covington, Ky., then at
Cincinnati, then in New York city for seven years, 1851-58; traveled in
Mexico, 1847-49; gained his first distinction as a poet by a dramatic
effort, "Tecumumseh;" in 1855 published a collection of poems, "Ariel, and
other Poems;" resided in Cincinnati, generally, after 1857. [Note: Poem
shown: "Light and Night."]

Fosdick Drake Duncan Pryor
OH Lexington-Fayette-KY Carrollton-Carroll-KY NY Mexico

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