Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, ed. 8-B, 1887

Fleming County

F.H. DUDLEY, a prominent furniture dealer of Winchester, Clark County, Ky.,

was born in Warren County, Mo., July 22, 1832, and is the fourth of a family

of eight children born to Parker and Ann H. (Taylor) Dudley. Parker Dudley

was born in Fayette County, Ky., in 1792, was engaged in agricultural

pursuits, and for eighteen years prior to his death was receiver of public

moneys at Palmyra, Mo. He died in October, 1853; he was a son of Ambrose

Dudley, a native of Spottsylvania County, Va., who immigrated to Kentucky,

then part of Virginia, at an early day, and settled in Fayette County. He

was the first Baptist preacher at Bryant's Station Church, Fayette County,

of which church he was pastor for forty years, and his son, Thomas P.

Dudley, was pastor of the same church sixty years. Mrs. Ann H. Dudley, a

native of Caroline County, Va., was a daughter of Reuben T. amd Mary

(Thornton) Taylor. Reuben T. Taylor was born in Virginia, came to Kentucky

at an early date and settled in Fayette County, where he was a farmer and

stock-raiser. F.H. Dudley received a good education, and in 1855 commenced

steamboating on the Mississippi River, having his head-quarters at St.

Louis; he was thus engaged until 1863, when he went to Cincinnati and became

Secretary of the Licking Valley Fire Insurance Company, which position he

retained until 1868; he then moved to Clark County and commenced the

practice of law, in which county he owns a beautiful farm of 185 acres near

Winchester. In 1881 he opened a furniture and carpet store in Winchester,

which business he has since carried on successfully. In September, 1875, he

married Nannie Kimbrough, of Harrison County, Ky., daughter of Dr. John W.

and Alice (Tebbs) Kimbrough. Three children have been born to this union,

Thomas P., John M. and Tebbs. Mr. And Mrs. Dudley are members of the

Episcopal Church.

Dudley Taylor Thornton Taylor Kimbrough Tebbs


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