E. E. Barton Papers


Transcribed By: Suzanne Shephard

from Roll 88 of the Barton Papers



Attorneys engaged in the suits over the town site of Falmouth, on account of conflict between the land patents of Holt Richardson and of Samuel Meredith.


Isham Talbot

Born in 1773, in Bedford County Virginia. His parents settled at Harrodsburg when Isham was quite young, and where he was educated. Began practicing law at Versailles, but later located at Frankfort.

1812 elected to the State Senate for Franklin County.

1815 elected to U S Senate and reelected in 1820 and served until 1825.

Died Sept 21, 1837 at his residence near Frankfort.

-         Biog. Enc of Ky.  p. 130  (1877)


George M. Bibb

Born Oct 30, 1776, in Prince Edward County, Va., son of Rev. Richard Bibb, a distinguished clergyman of the Episcopal Churc. Judge Bibb graduated in letters at Hampden Sidney and William and Mary Colleges/ He studied law, practiced for a time in Va., and settled in Lexington in 1798.

Was appointed one of the Judges of the Court of Appeals in 1808; was appointed Chief Justice in 1809 by Gov. Scott. Resigned in 1810; was appointed again under Gov Desna in 1827.

Elected to U S Senate in 1811, resigned in 1814. Was again elected and served in the Senate from 1829 to 1835.

From 1835 to 1844 was Chancellor of Louisville Chancery Court. Resigned the position of Chancellor to become Secretary of the Treasury under President Tyler. At the close of that administration, he entered upon the practice of law in the District of Columbia. He died in Georgetown, D. C. April 14, 1859.



Robert Wickliffe

Born Jan 16, 1775 in Penn., while his parents were on the way from Va. To Kentucky; was oldest son of Charles Wickliffe and his wife Lydia Hardin. His family came from End., about the middle of the 18th century. His father settled in Nelson Co. Ky/ Robert read law with Geo Nicholas; was elected to Legislature from Fayette Co in 1819, 1823 and 1825. From 1825 to 1833 was a State Senator. Died Sept 1, 1859. He was a noted and successful real estate lawyer.

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