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County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by William Henry Perrin. Illustrated. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., Chicago and Louisville. 1884. Union Schoolhouse Precinct.
JOHN W. McGAUGHEY, the youngest of six children of Col. Arthur and Julia (Hume) McGaughey, was born July 1, 1832, at his present home “Steadfast.” This fine place is situated one mile southeast from Newstead Postoffice. His father was born April 1, 1790, in Bedford County, Penn., and his mother, Julia P., was born January 1, 1799, in Clark County, Ky. John W., the subject, has followed the occupation of a farmer, being fairly successful. He was married, April 7, 1868, in Christian County, Ky., to Miss Hattie P., daughter of Lindsey and Elizabeth Kincade. Hattie P. was born September 17, 1845, in Christian County, and had the advantages of the schools of the vicinity. They have had four children, three of whom are living. They are, Henry Hume, Arthur Kenton and Robert Howe. Mr. McGaughey was Magistrate for three years, beginning with 1880. He is an Elder in the Old School Presbyterian Church, of which he has been a member many years. Mrs. McGaughey is a member of the Reformed Church. Mr. McGaughey has beautified his home by surrounding it with ornamental trees, in which he justly takes great pride.