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Charles Anderson Wickliffe, Governor of Kentucky; U.S. Representative from Kentucky; Postmaster General of the United States

Male 1788 - 1869  (81 years)


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  1. 1.  Charles Anderson Wickliffe, Governor of Kentucky; U.S. Representative from Kentucky; Postmaster General of the United States was born on 8 Jun 1788 in Springfield, Washington, Kentucky (son of Charles Wickliffe and Lydia Hardin); died on 31 Oct 1869 in Ilchester, Howard, Maryland; was buried in Bardstown City Cemetery, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky.

    Notes:

    From the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (citation details below):

    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.

    Family/Spouse: Margaret Crepps. Margaret was born on 7 Sep 1788; died on 10 Dec 1863; was buried in Bardstown City Cemetery, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Robert Charles Wickliffe, Governor of Louisiana was born on 6 Jan 1819 in Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky; died on 18 Apr 1895 in Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky; was buried in Bardstown City Cemetery, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky.
    2. Julia Wickliffe was born in 1835; died in 1913 in Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky; was buried in Bardstown City Cemetery, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Charles Wickliffe

    Charles married Lydia Hardin in 1767. Lydia (daughter of Martin Hardin) died after 1823. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Lydia Hardin (daughter of Martin Hardin); died after 1823.

    Notes:

    James Nourse and His Descendants (citation details below) calls her Lydia while saying that her first name may instead have been Sarah, but the repeated references to her in Ewing v. Handley (citation details below) make it clear that her name was Lydia.

    Children:
    1. Sarah Wickliffe died in 1804.
    2. 1. Charles Anderson Wickliffe, Governor of Kentucky; U.S. Representative from Kentucky; Postmaster General of the United States was born on 8 Jun 1788 in Springfield, Washington, Kentucky; died on 31 Oct 1869 in Ilchester, Howard, Maryland; was buried in Bardstown City Cemetery, Bardstown, Nelson, Kentucky.


Generation: 3

  1. 6.  Martin Hardin died about 1780.
    Children:
    1. 3. Lydia Hardin died after 1823.