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MS13-08 Vick Family History

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Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071

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Vick Family History

Collection Title: Vick Family History

Series Number: MS13-08

Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullrich

Date Listed: May 17, 2013

Date Span: 1788-1939

Size of Collection: 0.10 linear feet.

Number of Boxes: 1 letter size file folder.

Type of Material: Memoir.

Condition of Material: Good.

Arrangement: Organized by author; Chronological arrangement.

Biographical / Historical Information: John Leonidas Vick was born in Livingston County, Kentucky in 1834. During the 1850s he was farmer and teacher in Livingston County. In 1862, he was elected county surveyor. During the Civil War, Vick was imprisoned as a Southern sympathizer and afterwards drafted into the United States Army but did not serve. Following the war, he was elected County Clerk for Livingston County. He was reelected to the office in 1870, 1874, 1878 and 1882. He ran for County Judge in 1886 and 1894 but was defeated both times. He later served as postmaster for the Vicksburg community of Livingston County. He died on April 6, 1927 at Vicksburg.

Scope and Content: Collection consists of a transcribed family history written by John L. Vick of Livingston County, Kentucky circa 1920. The history contains recollections told by family members from 1788 to 1939. Included are family reminiscences related to the Nat Turner slave rebellion, the American Civil War in western Kentucky and significant events in Livingston County.

Subject Headings / Descriptors:

Vick, John Leonidas, 1834-1927.

Vick family.

Reese family.

Turner, Nat, 1800?-1831.

Southampton Insurrection, 1831.

Kentucky – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Personal narratives.