Category:People from Augusta, Kentucky
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The following 8 pages are in this category, out of 8 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 8 pages are in this category, out of 8 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Augusta, Kentucky – Augusta is a home rule-class city in Bracken County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is sited upon the bank of the Ohio River. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,190, when Bracken County was organized in 1796, Augusta was the county seat. In 1839, a new county courthouse was built at a central location in Brooksville. The city was incorporated by the state assembly in 1850. Augusta is located in northeastern Kentucky at 38°46′21″N 84°0′6″W, Kentucky Route 8 is the main road through the city. Route 8 leads northwest 42 miles to downtown Cincinnati and southeast 19 miles to Maysville, the Augusta Ferry crosses the Ohio River into Lewis Township, Brown County, Ohio, near Higginsport. According to the United States Census Bureau, Augusta has an area of 1.6 square miles, of which 1.4 square miles is land and 0.27 square miles. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers, according to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Augusta has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated Cfa on climate maps. As of the census of 2005, there were 1,204 people,534 households, the population density was 990.9 people per square mile. There were 605 housing units at a density of 497.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97. 51% White,1. 25% African American,0. 17% Pacific Islander,0. 33% from other races, hispanic or Latino of any race were 0. 58% of the population. 34. 6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14. 2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older, the average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.88. In the city the population was out with 23. 6% under the age of 18,8. 5% from 18 to 24,27. 3% from 25 to 44,24. 5% from 45 to 64. The median age was 38 years, for every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.9 males, the median income for a household in the city was $28,333, and the median income for a family was $34,167. Males had an income of $27,500 versus $22,188 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,450, about 15. 4% of families and 16. 8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18. 9% of those under age 18 and 18. 5% of those age 65 or overAugusta, Kentucky – Houses along the Ohio River in Augusta
2. Henry Bidleman Bascom – Henry Bidleman Bascom was an American Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, elected in 1850. He also distinguished himself as a rider, pastor and Christian preacher, as chaplain to the U. S. House of Representatives, and as an editor, a college academic. Of French Huguenot and Basque ancestry, Henry Bidleman Bascom was born 27 May 1796 in Hancock, Delaware County and he was a descendant of Thomas Bascom, who came to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634 and who later founded Windsor, Connecticut. The name Bidleman came from the family of Henrys maternal grandmother, Henry Bascom joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in western Pennsylvania in 1811 after his family migrated to the frontier area. Bascom married Eliza Van Antwerp on 7 March 1839 in New York City, at a time of expansion of the Methodist Church on the frontier during the Second Great Awakening, new men were accepted into preaching. Rev. Bascom worked hard as a circuit rider, traveling to scattered settlements across a wide territory. For example, one year he preached 400 times, receiving a salary of $12.10 and he soon became noted as a pulpit orator. His style was considered too florid to suit many in Ohio and he served appointments there and in Kentucky until 1822, when he returned to Ohio. The Rev. Henry Bidleman Bascom was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Divinity. The Bishop Matthew Simpson, in his Cyclopaedia of Methodism, wrote about Rev. Henry Bidleman Bascoms pulpit ministry, At one point and his sermons, though long, did not weary the people. They were evidently prepared with great care, as is often the case, in reading his sermons we miss the brilliancy and vivacity of the living speaker. He was a man of fine personal appearance, and had a voice of great compass. In 1823 the Congressman Henry Clay from Kentucky, then Speaker of the House, obtained for Bascom the appointment of Chaplain of the U. S. House of Representatives, at one time Bascom visited Baltimore, where his fervid oratory made a great sensation. He was known as a speaker, fond of strong epithets. Rev. Bascom was selected as the first president of Madison College, Uniontown and he became an agent of the American Colonization Society, working to help resettle American free blacks in Liberia, Africa. In 1832 Bascom was hired as professor of science and belles-lettres at Augusta College. Rev. Bascom was selected as president of Transylvania University in Lexington, a portrait of Rev. Bascom, painted circa 1826 by John Neagle, hangs in the Board Room. From 1846 until 1850, Rev. Bascom edited the Southern Methodist Quarterly Review and he was a delegate to every M. EHenry Bidleman Bascom – Portrait of Henry Bascom
3. George Clooney – George Timothy Clooney is an American actor, filmmaker, and activist. He has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for acting in Syriana and the other for co-producing Argo, in 1999, he took the lead role in Three Kings, a well-received war satire set during the Gulf War. In 2001, Clooneys fame widened with the release of his biggest commercial success, the heist comedy remake Oceans Eleven, in 2013, he received the Academy Award for Best Picture for producing the political thriller Argo. He is the person who has been nominated for Academy Awards in six different categories. In 2009, Clooney was included in Times annual Time 100 as one of the Most Influential People in the World and he is also noted for his political activism, and has served as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace since January 31,2008. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Clooney was born in Lexington, Kentucky. His mother, Nina Bruce, was a beauty queen and city councilwoman and his father, Nick Clooney, is a former anchorman and game show host who hosted AMC for five years in the late 1990s. Clooney has Irish, German, and English ancestry and his maternal great-great-great-great-grandmother, Mary Ann Sparrow, was the half-sister of Nancy Lincoln, mother of President Abraham Lincoln. Clooney has a sister named Adelia. His aunt was the cabaret singer and actress Rosemary Clooney. Through Rosemary, his cousins include actors Miguel Ferrer, Rafael Ferrer, and Gabriel Ferrer, Clooney was raised a strict Roman Catholic, but said in 2006 that he does not know if he believes in Heaven, or even God. He has said, Yes, we were Catholic, big time, whole family and he began his education at the Blessed Sacrament School in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. He attended St. Michaels School in Columbus, Ohio, then Western Row Elementary School in Mason, Ohio, from 1968 to 1974, and St. Susanna School in Mason, the Clooneys moved back to Kentucky when George was midway through the seventh grade. In middle school, Clooney developed Bells palsy, a condition that partially paralyzes the face, the malady went away within a year. In an interview with Larry King, he stated that yes and it takes about nine months to go away. It was the first year of school, which was a bad time for having half your face paralyzed. After his parents moved to Augusta, Kentucky, Clooney attended Augusta High School and he has stated that he earned all As and a B in school, and was an enthusiastic baseball and basketball player. He tried out to professional baseball with the Cincinnati Reds in 1977George Clooney – Clooney at a ceremony for John Wells in January 2012
4. George W. Ebbert – George Wood Squire Ebbert was a mountain man and early settler in the Oregon Country. Born in Kentucky, he settled on the Tualatin Plains in what would become Oregon, during the Cayuse War he traveled with Joseph Meek across the Rocky Mountains to ask Congress for assistance with the war. Ebbert was born on June 10,1810, in Augusta and his father died while Ebbert was still a boy, but left his mother well off financially. At age eight, he shot and killed a cow that had rampaged through the family home, earning him the nickname Squire. At age thirteen Ebbert became an apprentice machinist, but left only three months to go of the seven-year apprenticeship to elope to St. Louis, Missouri with a woman against his mothers wishes. Ebberts mother refused to attend their wedding, so he abandoned the plans, in August 1830, he was bought out as a partner of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company by a group including Jedediah Smith. Later as a fur trapper, he worked for the Hudsons Bay Company between 1833 and 1836, arriving in the Oregon Country in 1833. Following work for that fur trading company, he worked as a blacksmith at the Whitman Mission, in 1839, Ebbert moved to the Willamette Valley and became the first white settler at Champoeg. After a short time farming there, he sold his land on the French Prairie in 1841 to Andre Longtain for 100 bushels of wheat, in 1841, Ebbert arrived on the Tualatin Plains in the Tualatin Valley north of Champoeg to settle. There he met with early settlers of the Plains such as Joseph Gale, Robert Newell. On May 2,1843, at the Champoeg Meetings pioneer settlers voted to create a government, after the vote to create the Provisional Government of Oregon, Ebbert was elected as one of the constables for the government. His neighbor Joe Meek was elected as sheriff, on March 4,1848, Meek set off with Ebbert accompanying him on the journey. The two arrived in St. Louis, Missouri, on May 4 with Meek representing himself as an envoy from the Republic of Oregon, Ebbert would never be reimbursed for the expenses incurred on the trip. After returning from the capitol, he settled on his farm with his wife Fanny. She was the sister of Meeks Native American wife Virginia, and George, Ebbert was one of the first purchasers of town lots in Hillsboro, Oregon, along with Ralph Wilcox, David T. Lenox, Alvin T. Smith, and others in the early 1850s. His land claim in Washington County was adjacent to what became the town of Orenco, Oregon, George Ebbert died on October 1,1890, and was buried at the West Union Baptist Church Cemetery in West Union, Oregon. The Washington County Museum has a George Ebbert Society, works by or about George W. Ebbert at Internet Archive New York Times obituaryGeorge W. Ebbert – George Wood Ebbert
5. Buckner Stith Morris – Buckner Stith Morris served as Mayor of Chicago, Illinois for the Whig Party. By 1835, however, Morris had left Scammon and was practicing law with Edward Casey and he was elected mayor of Chicago in 1838 and went on to serve terms as a city alderman. He ran for the office of Illinois Secretary of State in 1852 under the Whig ticket, following Evelinas death in 1847, he married Eliza Stephenson in 1850. The former mayor was outspoken in his opposition the American Civil War and was suspected to sympathise with the Copperheads, in 1864, he was arrested for aiding in a Confederate attempt to free prisoners of war from Camp Douglas. He was held for 9 months, but was exonerated by a military court. Being unable, while so detained, to attend to his business affairs, incensed over the treatment of their ancestor, his heirs refused to permit the donation of his historical material, diaries, etc. to the Chicago Historical Society, despite urging to that end. The first use recorded in the Oxford English Dictionary of the phrase, to hell in a basket, is in The Great North-Western Conspiracy in All Its Startling Details. Camp Douglas Conspiracy Works by or about Buckner Stith Morris at Internet ArchiveBuckner Stith Morris – Buckner Stith Morris
6. Durbin Ward – Jesse Durbin Ward was an Ohio lawyer, politician, newspaper publisher, and American Civil War officer. Ward was born in Augusta, Kentucky and his mother, Rebecca Patterson, named him in honor of the Rev. John Price Durbin, a noted Methodist preacher, who was a school mate of hers. Around 1823, the moved to Fayette County, Indiana. He has never lost his studious habits, and when at home he is most frequently found in his library. He attended for two years Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, one county east of Fayette and across the line, then taught school in Warren County. He studied law under Judge George J. Smith and Thomas Corwin, after he was admitted to practice, he was Corwins law partner. In 1845, Ward, a Whig, was elected Warren Countys seventh Prosecuting Attorney and he served from 1846 to 1850. From 1853 to 1854, he represented Warren County in the Fiftieth General Assembly and he served only one two-year term in the legislature. During that time, he sponsored legislation for the state to abandon the unprofitable Warren County Canal that connected Lebanon to the Miami, upon his retirement from the legislature, he opened a law office in Cincinnati, Ohio, but continued to live at Lebanon. Ward switched to the Democratic Party about this time and was its nominee for Congress in 1856, in 1860, he supported Illinois Senator Stephen A. Douglas for President. When President Abraham Lincoln called for volunteers to fight in the Civil War and he entered the army as a private, declining a commission. He rose to be a major in the 17th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and saw action at Mill Springs, Corinth, Stone River, Hoovers Gap, at Chickamauga, his left arm was wounded and permanently crippled. In November 1865, he was brevetted a brigadier general for his gallant, after the war ended, President Andrew Johnson named him United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. In 1870, he was elected a senator in the General Assembly, at Lebanon, Ward founded The Lebanon Patriot, a Democratic paper first published on January 16,1868. Ward sold the paper to Edward Warwick in the 1870s, in 1883, Ward was president of the Ohio State Bar Association. List of American Civil War generals Dallas R. Bogan, Warren Countys Involvement in the Civil War. The History of Warren County, Ohio, life, Speeches and Orations of Durbin Ward of Ohio. Ohio in the War Her Statesmen Generals and SoldiersDurbin Ward – sketch by Henry Howe