Famous Kentucky Christians (D- M)

NameDatesFamous forFrom
Irene Dunne1898-1990Actress and SingerJefferson County
Peter Durrett1733-1823Enslaved preacher and woodsmanFayette County
John G. Fee1816-1901Founder of Berea and Berea College, abolitionistBracken County
Herman Felhoelter1913-1950Franciscan priest and Army chaplainJefferson County
Red Foley1910-1968SingerMadison County
John Fox, Jr.1862-1919Journalist and authorBourbon County
Elisha Green1815-1893“The Rosa Parks of Kentucky”Bourbon County
Nancy Green1834-1923“Aunt Jemima”Montgomery County
Napoleon Bonaparte Hays1838-1907Civil War veteran, Founder Bethel AME Church, EducatorLincoln County
Josiah Henson1789-1883Inspiration for “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”Daviess County
Dr. W. J. Hodge1920- 2000Pastor and Civil Rights ActivistJefferson County
Robert S. James1818- 1850Pastor, founder of William Jewell College, father of Frank & Jesse JamesLogan County
James Bartlett Johnson1830-1900Enslaved, Civil War veteran, pastorTaylor County
Annie Fellows Johnston1863- 1931Children’s authorOldham County
Harry Clark Karsner1914- 1971World War Two flight instructor, Kentucky State Commissioner of AeronauticsOwen County
Simon Kenton1755-1836Frontiersman and soldierKenton County
Helen LaFrance1919- 2020ArtistGraves County
Abraham Lincoln1809- 186516th president of the United StatesLaRue County
John Littlejohn1756- 1836Preacher and sheriff, “Guardian of the Declaration of Independence”Logan County
James McCready1763- 1817PreacherHenderson County
William H. McGuffey1800- 1873Educator, Compiler of the McGuffey ReadersBourbon County
Richard McNemar1770-1839Preacher, educatorMadison County
Lottie Moon1840- 1912Educator, Missionary to ChinaBoyle County
Henry Clay Morrison1857- 1942Founder of Asbury University, Editor of The Pentecostal HeraldBarren County
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