AAFA KENTUCKY BIBLE AND FAMILY RECORDS Blackburn Bible
By Lynn D. Shelley, #0484
From Published Sources
From GENEALOGIES OF KENTUCKY FAMILIES, from THE REGISTER of the Kentucky Historical Society, O-Y
(Owens - Young), Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1981, pages 738-741.
Family Bible of Dr. Luke Pryor Blackburn, of Woodford and Franklin Counties, Kentucky, eminent
authority on yellow fever, Surgeon in the Civil War under General Sterling Price, and governor
of Kentucky, 1879-1883. Deposited on loan with the Society [Kentucky Historical Society], August,
1960, by Eugenia Blackburn, Curator of the Society's Museum.
[only dates and events related to Alfords were copied]
Wm. E. Blackburn and Henrietta Everett married Jan. 6th, 1846, 7 o'clock Tuesday evening
William E. Blackburn [Jr.] and Jennie Alford were married at the Grand Central Hotel,
Cincinnati, 28 Oct. 1874
William Edwin Blackburn was born Feb. 14th, 1823, on Friday, 10 o'clock A. M
William E. Blackburn [Jr.] was born Sept. 13th, 1847, Sunday, 4 o'clock
William E. Blackburn departed this life June 17th, 1849, 20 minutes after 4 o'clock P. M.
Jennie [Alford], wife of William E. Blackburn [Jr.] died 3 Sept. 1875, leaving a
little son twelve days old to comfort the desolate heart of the Father and to the care
of Him who promises never to fail the Orphan
AAFA NOTES:Jennie Alford was the daughter of Smith and Columbia ______ Alford, born about 1856, probably in Garrard
County, KY. In 1870 her family was living in Midway, Woodford Co., KY, and it was here that she met her
future husband and where they resided until her early death less than a year after her marriage. From HISTORY
OF KENTUCKY AND KENTUCKIANS, Vol. III. E. Polk Johnson, editor, New York: Lewis Publishing Co., 1912, pages
1270-1271 (Woodford County), where there is a biographical article of Smith A. Blackburn, M. D., it is
learned that the son who as only 12 days old at the death of his mother (Smith Alford Blackburn, born
22 Aug 1875), not only survived but became quite prominent as a physician, obtaining his medical degree in
1899 from Columbian University [now known as George Washington University] in the city of Washington, D. C.
and practicing as a physician in Louisville and then in Versailles, KY, in his home county of Woodford. His
father married again after Jennie Alford's death to a Miss Ada Bibb of Arkansas, but they had no children.
Dr. Smith Blackburn married Laura Browning in 1906 and in 1912, they had one daughter, Henrietta Blackburn.
Jennie Alford was the great-granddaughter of Charles Alford, who was probably the first Alford in Kentucky.