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Prewitt, H. Clay

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Prewitt, H. Clay
February 28, 2007 05:19PM
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed.
by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 631.
[Scott County] [Stamping Ground Precinct]

H. CLAY PREWITT, farmer, P. O. Stamping Ground. Levi Prewitt, the father
of our subject, was born in Fayette County, Ky., Sept. 19, 1799, his
earlier days were spent in acquiring an education and writing in the
Clerk's office at Georgetown. In 1818, with his parents he removed to
Georgetown, where he remained until 1826, when he married Miss Margaret
Boyce, who was born in Fayette County, Jan. 10, 1806. By this union they
had ten children. At the time of his marriage he removed to Montgomery
County, where he engaged in agricultural pursuits, remaining there until
1829, when he returned to Scott County. H. Clay Prewitt, our subject, was
born in Georgetown, Jan. 10, 1844; he received his education principally
from the Baptist College at Georgetown and the Reform College at Eminence.
In 1865, on April 5, in Scott County, he married Miss Sally Stone, a
native of Montgomery County. She was born June 27, 1844; she is the
daughter of James M., born in Bourbon County in 1816, and Nancy (Hearne)
Stone, born in Harrison County in 1825. Mr. Prewitt first commenced
farming with his father, and in 1870 bought a farm in White Sulphur
Precinct, where he remained until 1880, when he sold his farm and removed
to Stamping Ground, having now 165 acres of land. In connection with his
farming in 1875 and the two years following, he handled many fine trotting
horses, which he afterwards sold at a large profit. He and his wife have
been blessed with six children, four of whom are now living, viz: Mattison,
Charley, Lizzie and Carrie. Himself and wife are members of the Reform
Church and in politics he is a Democrat.

Prewitt Boyce Stone Hearne
Fayette-KY Montgomery-KY Eminence-Henry-KY

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