Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I340959
  • Name: James Turner MOREHEAD
  • RELA: 11th cousin 7x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 24 MAY 1797 in Sheperdsville, Bullitt Co., KY
  • Event: Elected Lt. Gov. of Kentucky BET 4 SEP 1832 AND 30 AUG 1836
  • Event: Elected Governor of Kentucky BET 21 FEB 1834 AND 31 AUG 1836
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Kentucky BET 4 MAR 1841 AND 3 MAR 1847
  • Death: 28 DEC 1854 in Covington, Kenton Co., KY
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Pic Gov. James Turner Morehead
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    MOREHEAD, James Turner, a Senator from Kentucky; born near Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Ky., May 24, 1797; attended the public schools and Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1818 and commenced practice in Bowling Green, Ky.; member, State house of representatives 1828-1831; lieutenant governor 1832; upon the Governor's death in 1834, he became Governor and served until 1836; member, State house of representatives 1837-1838; president of the State board of internal improvements 1838-1841; elected as a Whig to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1841, to March 3, 1847; chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Twenty-seventh Congress), Committee on Retrenchment (Twenty- seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses); continued the practice of law in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., until his death in that city on December 28, 1854; interment in the State lot of Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Armistead MOREHEAD b: 4 JUN 1767 in Halifax Co., VA
    Mother: Elizabeth LATHAM b: 24 APR 1774 in Nelson Co., KY

    Marriage 1 Susan A. ROBERTS
    • Married: 1 MAY 1823
    Children
    1. Has No Children Joseph Clayton MOREHEAD b: 1828

    Marriage 2 Lavinia EPSY b: 7 FEB 1818 in Bedford Co., PA
    • Married: 1839 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH
    Children
    1. Has Children Albert Hodges MOREHEAD b: 22 AUG 1852 in Covington, Kenton Co., KY
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