Bullitt County History

Bullitt County Prominent People in 1847

On pages 55-56 of The Kentucky State Register, for the year 1847, the editor, Taliaferro P. Shaffner, listed the names of local officials and prominent businessmen of Bullitt County. This was published by Morton & Griswold, Louisville, 1847, and is available in digitized form on Google Books.

The names are given below, spelled as Mr. Shaffner spelled them.

Justices of the Peace: James Samuels, Thomas J. Joyce, W. W. Swearengen, Austin Hall, David L. Brooks, Richard W. Deats, Robert F. Samuel, George W. Miles, W. B. Holtzclaw, Alfred P. Robards, Wilford W. Mananan, and Jonathan D. S. Peacock.

Sheriff, Wilford Lee, commissioned Nov. 20, 1844.

Deputy Sheriffs: H. C. Thomas, Charles Lee, and W. B. Hamilton.

Clerk, Noah C. Summers.

County Attorney, Richard H. Field, Shepherdsville.

Jailer, Frederick Travis, Shepherdsville.

Coroner, John S. Thixton, Shepherdsville.

Constables: Wesley Phelps, Loyd Friddle, Jas. W. Samuels, Geo. E. Rogers, H. C. Hamilton, Wm Hardman, J. W. Simmons, and G. W. Maraman.

Notary Public, Robert F. Samuel.

Surveyor, L. E. Shultz.

Commissioners of Tax: Nathaniel P. Saunders and Michael O. Wade.

Attorneys at Law: R. D. N. Morgan, W. R. Thompson, D. B. Abernathy, H. C. Ulen, and R. H. Field, Shepherdsville; Nathaniel P. Saunders, Mt. Washington.

Physicians: Samuel A. McKay, Joseph F. Buckhead, Alvin S. Purdy, and B. F. Saunders, Shepherdsville; Frederick Johnson and B. M. Wyble, Mt. Washington.

Principal Merchants: Abraham Field, John S. Thixton & J. P. Majender, Joseph Brownold, Samuel N. Smith, John Nusy, W. B. & S. S. Hamilton, Wm. Smith, J. C. Bucky, Jos. Hough, and John Shorwater, Shepherdsville; S. R. Samuels and Quiry & Tyler, Salt River Forge; and D. B. Whitman, Crooked Creek Furnace.


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The Bullitt County History Museum, a service of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is located in the county courthouse at 300 South Buckman Street (Highway 61) in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. The museum, along with its research room, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday. Admission is free. The museum, as part of the Bullitt County Genealogical Society, is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization and is classified as a 509(a)2 public charity. Contributions and bequests are deductible under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. Page last modified: 13 Jul 2015 . Page URL: bullittcountyhistory.org/bchistory/1847people.html