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4917 BARREN - TERRY, THEOPHILUS B & JOHN - Terry Thurman Young
4918 GALLATIN - SISSON, GEORGE M - Sisson Shafer Reynolds Marcy
4919 GREEN BUCKNER, RICHARD A - Buckner Hamilton Sanderson Harrison Breathitt
4921 KENTON - KUEVEN, LOUIS B - Kueven Shoborg Costello

#4921: Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd
ed., 1886. Barren County. T. B. and J. L. TERRY. Stephen Terry, the
grandfather of our subjects, was a native of the "Old Dominion," and died
in the "Old Dominion." His father was by birth a Scotchman, and his mother
an Irish lady of rank. His son, Alfred Terry, was born in Botetourt County,
Va., about 1800, and when a lad came with his parents to Kentucky. He
married Miss Sallie Young, and to them were born eleven children, eight of
whom are living:
Sallie D., John L., Powhatan, Ellen T., Theophilus B., David C., Peter D.
and William S. Mrs. Terry was born in 1810, and is yet living. Her
parents, Edward and Polly Young, were natives of Kentucky, and residents of
Barren County. Alfred Terry died at the age of fifty-seven; he was a man
of considerable local prominence, and was, as is also his wife, a
consistent member of the Christian Church. His son, Theophilus B. Terry,
was born in Barren County, February 25, 1847, and grew to manhood on the
home farm. His early education was obtained in the common schools, where
he learned the rudiments of English. His education is mostly practical,
having been acquired through his contact with business affairs. He is
unmarried and resides near the homestead farm, which his mother owns and
his brothers cultivate. This farm of 200 acres is well improved and mostly
cultivated. The water privileges are excellent and the land adapted to
stock raising, to which branch of farming they give considerable attention.
John L. Terry, the elder brother, was born in 1839. His education was
such as could be obtained in the common schools. Home reading and practical
business training, with prudence and industry, have carried him safely to
success as a farmer. He married, November 19, 1866, Miss Sallie M.
Thurman, daughter of Robert and Nancy Thurman, of Lincoln County, Ky. They
are blessed in their union by the birth of one daughter, Laura May. The
brothers Terry are Democrats; they take some interest in political
questions, but their time is principally devoted to their farming interests.

#4922: Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th
ed., 1887, Gallatin Co. GEORGE M. SISSON, a native of Gallatin County,
Ky., was born April 3, 1839. His father, Henry Sisson, a native of Ohio,
was born near Athens in 1820, was a farmer, and married Mary Shafer, a
native of Montgomery County, Ky., and daughter of David and Rachel
(Reynolds) Shafer. Two sons and one daughter were born to their union, the
subject of this sketch being the eldest. James C. Sisson, the paternal
grandfather of George M., a native of New York, first settled in Ohio, but
died in Gallatin County, Ky. George M. Sisson was educated in the common
schools of Gallatin County, and has followed farming all his life; he owns
thirty-one acres of land. July 16, 1862, he entered in the Federal Army,
Company B, Seventh Kentucky Cavalry, as second lieutenant in Gen. Nelson's
division under command of Col. John K. Faulkner. He took part in the
battle of Richmond, Ky., and was afterward transferred to Gen. Wolford's
command for one year, then to the command of Gen. R. S. Granger, doing post
duty at Nashville. He was taken prisoner at Dalton, Ga., and imprisoned at
Villanow, same State, where he was paroled in October, 1864. He rejoined
his regiment at Nashville, and after the battle at that place was in
command of Gen. J. B. Wilson, when he was promoted captain of the company.
He served until the close of the war, when he was discharged at Edgefield,
Tenn., July 10, 1865, since which time he has lived in Gallatin County. In
1861 he married Sarah A. Marcy, a native of Ohio County, Ind., who bore him
five sons and five daughters, viz: George W., Dora B.,Laura L., Emma E.,
Lucy O., Allen J., Benjamin F., Amos H., Mattie C. and Taylor V.
Politically Mr. Sisson is a Republican. He was appointed county assessor
of Gallatin County. His wife is a member
of the Baptist Church.

#4923: Lawyers and Lawmakers of Kentucky, by H. Levin, editor, 1897.
Published by Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago. Reprinted by Southern
Historica lPress. p. 77. Green County. RICHARD A. BUCKNER, judge of the
Kentucky court of appeals, was born in Fauquier county, Virginia, in 1783.
He was liberally educated and in 1803 he removed with his father's family
to Green county, Kentucky, where he was admitted to the bar. For a time,
however, he taught school, making little advance in his profession until
1811, when he located in Greensburg. From that time his law practice was
large and lucrative. He served as county attorney of Green county and for
several years commonwealth's attorney. He won fame as the prosecuting
attorney in the famous trial of Alexander Hamilton for the murder of Dr.
Sanderson, in Glasgow, in 1818, and was retained as counsel in many other
cases of renown. In 1813 he was first elected to the legislature, was
re-elected in 1815, and was elected to congress, serving in for all six
years, 1823 to 1829. December 31, 1831, he was appointed associate judge
of the court of appeals, but shortly afterward resigned. He was again
called to service in the state legislature on several different occasions,
serving his last term in 1838-9. In 1832 he was the nominee of the Whig
party for governor, and in one of the most exciting contests in the history
of the state was defeated by a small majority by John Breathitt, the
Democratic candidate. In 1836 and 1840 he was presidential elector,
supporting General W. H. Harrison on both occasions. At the time of his
death, December 8, 1847, he was serving as judge of the circuit court
of his district. He was one of the most upright and gifted lawyers of
Kentucky, whose superior powers made him the peer of the ablest of the
Kentucky bar. His sons, Richard A. Buckner Jr., and Aylette Buckner,
both achieved distinction at the bar.

#4924: Kentucky: A History of the State, Perrin, Battle, Kniffin, 8th ed.,
1888, Jefferson Co. LIEUTENANT HENRY S. COHN has the honor of having been
the first drummer-boy that went to the front in April, 1861, from the State
of Ohio, being then a member of Capt. Peter Diester's Company B (Dayton
Lafayette Guard), First Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Lieut. Cohn was born in
Hamburg, Germany, on the 4th of May, 1844, and was therefore not seventeen
years old when he followed the flag of the Union. He emigrated to America
in the spring of 1859, and after having tried to make an honest living by
various ways, finally became a compositor on the Waechterh am Ohio, a
German weekly published at Portsmouth, whence he went to Dayton a few days
before the fall of Sumter. During the first term of enlistment he
participated in the engagements at Vienna, Va., Fairfax Court-house and
Bull Run. On his return to Portsmouth he at once received the appointment
of drum-major of Fifth Virginia Infantry, United States Volunteer, and
served with this regiment until August 22, 1862, participating the
following battles and engagements in Virginia: Moorefield, Bull Pasture
Mountain, Franklin,Fisher's Hill, Mt. Jackson, Cross Keys, Port Republic,
Culpeper, and on the Rappahannock. His next enlistment was in the One
Hundred and Sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, where he entered as orderly
sergeant and was as such wounded and taken prisoner at the battle of
Hartsville, Tenn., on December 7, 1862, while in command of his company.
Referring to his services, the Hon. Pres. W. Taulbee, M. C. (to whom was
referred a special bill in Congress allowing Lieut. Cohn his pension as
lieutenant), says: "Henry S. Cohn enlisted as a member of the Ohio
Lafayette Guards in 1860, he at the time being only seventeen years of age,
and continued therein for about four months, participating in the first
Bull Run fight, when he was mustered out of the service on account of
expiration of term of service. He then enlisted in the Fifth Virginia
Regiment, and was appointed drum major. Was honorably discharged therefrom
in August, 1862, and at once joined the One Hundred and Sixth Ohio
Infantry, and at the organization thereof was appointed first sergeant of
Company G, then at the age of eighteen years, and served in that capacity
until December, 1862. When at the battle of Hartsville, Tenn., his captain
was killed, and the first and second lieutenants both mortally wounded; he
took command of his company during the battle, and although his comrades
were being killed at a fearful rate, this gallant young soldier led his
company on to the hottest of the battle until a bullet prostrated him,
inflicting a severe wound, from which he has never recovered and for which
he is now drawing a pension. During this battle his entire brigade was
captured and carried away as prisoners, leaving him with his killed and
wounded comrades on the bloody field, when the surgeons of the Confederate
army came on the field and carried him with other wounded soldiers to
Church Hospital, where he lingered for many months, until he sufficiently
recovered to be moved to Camp Denison, Ohio, where he joined his command,
and although his wounds had not healed, but were constantly troubling him,
he was transferred to Company C, One Hundred and Sixth Ohio Regiment, and
was by regimental orders appointed lieutenant of that company, and served
in that capacity from February until 22d of May, 1863, when he was
discharged on account of disability, resulting from his wounds. The
committee believe that with such a record as the foregoing, Sergt. Cohn is
entitled to the rank of lieutenant, and to be so rated on the pension roll,
and therefore recommend the passage of the substitute." Having been used
to military life he could not stay at home as long as the cannons roared in
front, but not being about to stand the fatigues and hardships as before,
being disable, he became a clerk in the inspector general's department of
the Second Division, Twentieth Army Corps, and served as such during the
entire campaign of Gen. Sherman, starting from Bridgeport, Ala., in May,
1864, thence to Atlanta, Savannah, Columbia, Goldsborough, Raleigh,
Richmond and Washington; thereby actually serving during the entire war
from beginning to end. After the war Lieut. Cohn removed to Louisville,
where he was first employed as a compositor on the Anzeiger, the leading
German daily in Kentucky. He was afterward promoted to book-keeper in the
same office, and when the business became a
corporation, he became one of the stock-holders thereof, and now holds and
has held for many years the honorable and lucrative position of Secretary
of the Louisville Anzeiger Company. He is a member of Post Thomas G.A.R.,
K. of P., K. of H., and a number of German societies.

#4925: Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th
ed., 1887, Kenton Co. LOUIS B. KUEVEN was born in Covington, Kenton Co.,
Ky, June 15, 1853, and is a son of Wesley and Christina (Shoborg) Kueven.
Wesley Kueven immigrated to America in 1835, and settled in Covington, Ky.,
where he worked at his trade, that of a carpenter. He was a son of Louis
Kueven, who was also a carpenter. Louis B. Kueven was educated in the
Catholic schools, and in 1877 opened a gents' furnishing goods store in
Covington. In 1877 he married Mary E. Costello, of Covington, and five
children have blessed their union: Lotta, Stella, Cora, Mamie and Louis.
Mr. Kueven is a member of the Catholic Church, and in politics is a

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