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James Stapleton CRUTCHFIELD 4989, Oldham Co.

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James Stapleton CRUTCHFIELD 4989, Oldham Co.

Sandi Gorin (View posts)
Posted: 25 Oct 2000 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Jun 2001 9:32AM GMT
Surnames: Crutchfield, Taylor, Barbour, Woolfolk
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Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 6th ed., 1887, Oldham Co.

JAMES STAPLETON CRUTCHFIELD was born in Jefferson County, Ky., June 9, 1800. He was the eldest son of Thomas Crutchfield, by his marriage with Ann Pendleton Taylor, who moved from Spottsylvania [sic] County, Va., to Kentucky, about the close of the last century. At the age of twenty-three, when Oldham was carved out of Jefferson and established as a separate county, He was appointed by the governor its first sheriff, which position he held about eight years. He served in the State Legislature, and was always a warm friend and supporter of Clay and Crittenden. He was an earnest advocate of Henry Clay's doctrine of gradual emancipation, and his views on this question were a barrier to further political aspiration. He was a candidate on that platform for delegate to the constitutional convention which framed our present constitution, but suffered defeat. A man of wonderful energy, of great moral and physical courage, and possessing a strong and active mind, he was held in the highest esteem by men of all parties. Always sacrificing his own comfort he devoted his life to acts of unostentatious benevolence, and lived and died esteemed and beloved by all who knew him. In 1826 he married Frances Throgmorton Gwynn Baylor (who still lives at the age of eighty years), the eldest child of John George Wythe Baylor by his marriage with Lucy Barbour, both of Virginia. Mr. Crutchfield died January 15, 1872, on his farm on the Ohio River, where he had lived from boyhood. He left three sons: Albert, Robert B. and Nathaniel T., and one daughter, Louisa, wife of Robert Woolfolk, of Oldham County.

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