Bourbon Co
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In the heart of the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky, Bourbon County was formed in 1786 from Fayette County. Its county seat, Paris, is on US-68 about 15 miles northeast of Lexington. Bourbon is bordered by the counties of Harrison, Nicholas, Montgomery, Clark, Fayette and Scott.

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Historical Records

Grant's Fort

Located in Bourbon County, near Fayette County line and was built in 1779 by Col. John Grand and Capt. William Ellis, the military leader of the Traveling Church, for the use of twenty or thirty families who had come to Bryan Station. A group of sixty Indians from Byrd's war party attacked it in June, 1780, and burned the fort without taking prisoners. Forty men from Bryan's went to their relief and found two men named Stucker and a woman named Mitchell killed. James Ingels, Jr., was born here in November 1779. The fort was rebuilt in 1784 but the Grant family sold to Ingels and moved away. The site is about 1 1/2 miles from Antioch Christian Church near the border of Fayette County. Timothy Peyton was shot by Indians about one-half mile away. James Stark carried him to the fort where he soon died. His name is preserved in "Peyton's Run."

In a letter written by John Grant, founder of Grant's Station, dated April 24, 1780, to Col. John Todd, delegate at Harrodsburg, he told of those persons who at that time were living in the fort. A list of the names:

John Tamplin, John Jackson, John VanCleave, George Stucker, Samson Culpeper, Stufel Stucker, Philip Drake, Christopher Harris, Wm. VanCleave, Manoah Singleton, Thos. Gilbart, Wm. Liley, Wm. Loving, Robert Harras, Jas. Rowland, Josiah Underwood, Frederick Hunter, Wm. Morrason, James Gray, Henry Millar, Stephen Murphy, Michael Stucker, Esmond Lilley, George Stucker (son), John VanCleave (sons), Samson Hough, Wm. Ellis.

There were six more at the station that he could not "properly call effective," and about seven he daily expected.

(Source: Robinson-L List at Rootsweb, but original source unknown)

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Census Records

No Culpeppers found in any Bourbon County censuses prior to 1940.

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Social Security Death Index

All records of deaths on or before 30 Sep 2003 in which the final benefit was paid in this county.


No Culpeppers found.

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Last Revised: 02 Jan 2015

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