126. Gov. Charles Anderson WICKLIFFE was born on 8 June 1788. He died on 31 October 1869 at the age of 81.
1839/40 Governor of Kentucky
Postmaster General under President Tyler
1850 Census. Nelson Co KY
C.A. Wickliffe, 61, Lawyer, b. KY. Margaret, 61.
John C. 19
Robt Wickliffe 31, Lawyer. Annie D. 26, Margaret E. 6
1860 Census. Nelson Co KY, Bardstown
C. Wickliffe, 72, Lawyer, b. KY. Marg. 71.
W. G. Beckham, 28, Lawyer. J. [female - this was daughter Julia] age 25. Chas. 3, Mary 1.
Children noted other than John, Robert, and Julia above were Elizabeth who married William Kinkead, and daughters Mary, Nancy [Nannie who married David ?Yull] and Margaret.
On a list of Kentucky Lawyers in 1959
Nelson Co, Bardstown:
C. A. Wickliffe, J. C. Wickliffe, Robert Logan Wickliffe [possibly a nephew?]
Charles A. Wickliffe
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles Anderson Wickliffe, politician, born in Bardstown, Kentucky, 8 June 1788; died in Ilchester in Howard County, Maryland, 31 October 1869. He was educated at the Bardstown grammar-school, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1809, and began practice in Bardstown. He soon achieved distinction as a lawyer. He was aide to General Samuel Caldwell at the battle of the Thames, 5 October 1813, was a member of the state house of representatives in 1814-'23, and sat in congress from Kentucky in 1823-'33, having been chosen as a Henry Clay Democrat. He was then elected again to the state legislature, and was its speaker in 1834. In 1836 he was elected lieutenant-governor of his native state, and in 1839 he became acting governor. In 1841 he was appointed postmaster-general by President Tyler, holding the post till March, 1845, and in the latter year he was sent by President Polk; on a secret mission to Texas in the interests of annexation. He was a member of the State constitutional convention of 1845, a member of the Peace congress in February, 1861, served again in congress in 1861-'03, having been chosen as a Union Whig, and was a delegate to the Chicago national Democratic convention of 1864. Mr. Wickliffe was wealthy, and his aristocratic bearing and contempt for the poorer classes won him the name of "the Duke."
Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
WICKLIFFE, Charles Anderson, (1788 - 1869)
WICKLIFFE, Charles Anderson, (grandfather of Robert Charles Wickliffe and John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham), a Representative from Kentucky; born near Springfield, Washington County, Ky., June 8, 1788; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1809 and commenced practice in Bardstown; served in the War of 1812; was aide to General Winlock; member of the State house of representatives in 1812 and 1813; again entered the Army as aide to General Caldwell; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1822, 1823, and 1833-1835, and served as speaker in 1834; elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress; reelected as a Jacksonian to the Nineteenth through the Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1833); chairman, Committee on Public Lands (Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1830 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against James H. Peck, United States judge for the district of Missouri; Lieutenant Governor in 1836; became Governor upon the death of Governor Clark and served from October 5, 1839, to September 1840; Postmaster General from October 13, 1841, to March 6, 1845; sent on a secret mission by President Polk to the Republic of Texas in 1845; member of the State constitutional convention in 1849; member of the peace conference held at Washington, D.C., in 1861 in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); did not seek renomination; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1863; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1864; died near Ilchester, Md., October 31, 1869; interment in Bardstown Cemetery, Bardstown, Ky.
and his grandson:
WICKLIFFE, Robert Charles, (grandson of Charles Anderson Wickliffe and cousin of John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham), a Representative from Louisiana; born in Bardstown, Ky., May 1, 1874, while his parents were on a visit to relatives in that State; attended the public schools of St. Francisville, La.; was graduated from Centre College, Danville, Ky., in 1895 and from the law department of Tulane University, New Orleans, La., in 1897; was admitted to the bar in 1898 and commenced practice in St. Francisville, La.; member of the State constitutional convention in 1898; enlisted as a private in Company E, First Regiment, Louisiana Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish-American War; was mustered out of the service in October 1898; returned to West Feliciana Parish; district attorney of the twenty-fourth judicial district of Louisiana 1902-1906; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses and served from March 4, 1909, until June 11, 1912, when he was killed while crossing a railroad bridge in Washington, D.C.; interment in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
Gov. Charles Anderson WICKLIFFE and Margaret CREPPS were married on 25 February 1813 in Bardstown, Nelson County, Kentucky. Margaret CREPPS was born (date unknown).
Gov. Charles Anderson WICKLIFFE and Margaret CREPPS had the following children:
|Robert Charles WICKLIFFE was born in 1819 in Kentucky. He died on 18 April 1895 at the age of 76 in Nelson County, Kentucky. |
Was a Governor of Louisiana from 1856 to 1860; a Democrat.
|John Crepps WICKLIFFE was born in 1831 in Kentucky. |
In 1850, John C. was still at home with his parents in Nelson Co KY.
This is his son:
Biography of Col. John C. Wickliffe, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Col. John C. Wickliffe comes of a family of able statesmen who have served in the councils of Kentucky, Louisiana and the Union. He is now a resident of the city of New Orleans and is able and earnest in his advocacy of what he thinks best calculated to promote the interests of the city and his country. He was born in Lexington, Ky., on the 21st of August, 1854, and is a son of Col. John Crepps and Ellen Hunt (Curd) Wickliffe, both of whom are now residents of Bardstown, Ky., of which city the father is a native. He (the father) is a talented attorney of Louisville, Ky., and in public and private life has ever held good repute as a worthy and
representative citizen. Owing to his knowledge of law and to his well-known devotion to his state, he was elected a member of the Kentucky legislature in the fifties, in the councils of which body he showed himself to be possessed of brilliant reasoning powers and of incorruptible honor. During the lamentable war between the North and South he served as lieutenant-colonel of the Ninth Kentucky infantry, C. S. A., and was a tried and true soldier to the cause he
espoused. He served for some time as circuit judge of his state, and during the administration of President Cleveland he was United States district attorney of Kentucky. He is a son of Charles A. Wickliffe, ex-governor of Kentucky, and ex-member of congress and postmaster-general under President Tyler, and also a member of the peace commission which met in Washington in 1861 to avert the impending war. Col. John Curd Wickliffe, the immediate subject of this sketch is a nephew of Hon. Robert C. Wickliffe, ex-governor of Louisiana. It is worthy of note that when Robert C. Wickliffe was governor of Louisiana, his father, Charles A., was governor of Kentucky and that the subject of this sketch was serving as district attorney of Louisiana at the same time his father was serving in a like capacity in Kentucky. The paternal grandfather was also a commissioner of the United States in negotiating arrangements for the annexation of Texas, receiving his appointment from President Polk. The maternal grandfather was Richard Curd and the maternal great-grandfather was John W. Hunt, of Lexington, Ky. One of
the latter's sons, Francis K. Hunt, was a distinguished lawyer of Lexington, while still another brother, Thomas H. Hunt, was treasurer of the New Orleans exposition and was one of the building committee that erected the Cotton exchange at that place. He and Richard Curd were members of the firm of Hunt, Curd & McCauley, of New Orleans and Liverpool. Gen. John H. Morgan was a first cousin of Colonel Wickliffe's mother. Col. John C. Wickliffe was educated
in the preparatory department of the Transylvania university, of Lexington, Ky., which institution he attended from 1862 to 1865 but the following year removed with his father to Florida, three years being spent in the local schools of that state. At the end of this time his father returned to Bardstown, Ky., and after attending the public schools of this city for one year he, at the early age of fifteen years, began teaching school as a temporary pursuit, which calling he followed for ten months, in Nelson county. In the meantime he took up the study of law and in January, 1871, was appointed deputy clerk of the county court and clerk of
the quarterly court of Nelson county. In May of the same year he was appointed a cadet to West Point, but was found to be two months under the required age--seventeen. The following August he was reappointed to fill the vacancy occasioned by his own ineligibility and being of the proper age he was admitted on the 1st of September, 1871. He remained at West Point until January, 1873, when he was found deficient in discipline and his resignation was asked for. He
had 101 demerits and 100 were the limit allowed. He resigned, returned to Kentucky and was reappointed deputy county clerk of Nelson county in February, 1873, also having charge of the recorder's division of the county. He continued to serve in this capacity until December, 1877, when, at the request of his father-in-law, he removed to Nicholasville, Ky., and assumed the agency of the Cincinnati Southern railway at that place. While acting as deputy clerk he had been reading law and in 1878 he was admitted to the bar after which he practiced his profession in addition to discharging his duties of railway agent, acting as local attorney for the road until 1881. In March of that year he resigned his position and removed to Louisiana, locating first at Colfax, Grant parish, where his comprehensive knowledge of law and the soundness of his views secured him almost immediate recognition as an able attorney. In 1884 he was nominated by the democratic convention to the office of district attorney of the Twelfth district of Louisiana, composed of the parishes of Grant, Rapides and Avoyelles, his election being secured in April of that year. After serving his full term he declined to again make the race for the office. In 1888 he was a candidate for the democratic nomination for the judgeship of the same district, but was defeated, after which he was
nominated by the republican convention for the same office, but refused the nomination. On the 1st of August, 1888, he removed to New Orleans, where he has since made his home and practiced his profession. Besides this he has given some attention to journalism, and in February, 1889, took a position as editorial writer on the staff of the "Daily News." In July, 1889, he was made editor-in-chief of that paper, but severed his connection with it on the 30th of August of
that year, and after the establishment of the "New Delta" May 12, 1890, he accepted the position of associate editor, the duties of which he still ably discharges, at the same time practicing his profession--the law. He was one of the seven gentlemen who inaugurated the fight against the Louisiana State Lottery company in May, 1890, and who founded the Anti-lottery league of the state. He is a member and secretary of both the democratic anti-lottery state executive committee and the state campaign committee and a member at large of the democratic state central committee. In politics he is a democrat of the Jefferson-Jackson school, and has always been interested in local, as well as in state and
national politics. His speeches on the stump evince all the vim, fire and eloquence of the typical Kentuckian and are of the most convincing order. He is in favor of tariff reform and free silver and does not hesitate to express his convictions. He is a member of the Episcopal church and socially is a member of the A. F. & A. M., and in 1885 was unanimously elected junior grand warden of the Grand lodge of the state, but was compelled to decline the honor for the reason that he was not eligible as he had never served as master of a lodge. He is senior warden of George Washington lodge, No. 65, of New Orleans. Colonel Wickliffe was one of the three men selected by the citizens of New Orleans to lead them in executing the Italians on March 14, 1891. Just after the murder of Chief-of-police D. C. Hennessy, Colonel Wickliffe was appointed by the mayor of New Orleans a member of the committee to ferret out and prosecute the
murderers and ascertain if the Mafia existed in New Orleans, and the result is well known to the public. While at Nicholasville, Ky., he was captain of a company of Kentucky state guards, and while at Colfax, La., he was captain of a company of Louisiana militia. In May, 1884, he was commissioned colonel in the Louisiana militia, but this position resigned in June, 1888, although he is an honorary member of the battalion Washington artillery and of Battery B, Louisiana field artillery, both of New Orleans, and of Company 4, Third regiment of the Missouri National Guards of Kansas City, which company is a part of the G. A. R. Colonel
Wickliffe is a printer by trade, having learned that art in the office of the "Nelson county (Ky.) Record" of Bardstown, while he was deputy clerk of that county. On the 23d of December, 1875, he was married to Miss Sallie Roane Mattingly, of Bardstown, Ky., by whom he has three handsome and promising sons. Mrs.
Wickliffe is the great-granddaughter of Patrick Henry, the Revolutionary patriot. Colonel Wickliffe is tall, stalwart and of "distingue" appearance. He is a fluent and interesting conversationalist and inherits many of the brilliant oratorical powers of his worthy progenitors.
Biographical and Historical Memoires of Louisiana, (vol. 2), pp. 454-455. Published by the
Goodspeed Publishing Company, Chicago, 1892.
|Julia WICKLIFFE was born in 1835. |
Married William Beckham.