BEECH GROVE

Preacher Wins a Gunfight

William Henry Bohannon was, I think the first preacher in that new church ( Methodist )
building ( referring to McLean County Pictorial History ).  An interesting story about him:
His brother (Abraham Bohannon) was the local saloon owner.  One night WH
the preacher got into a gunfight in the saloon and killed a man who picked on
him. The man had been drinking too much  The preacher ( WH ) was put on trial and acquitted due to self-defense. We have this story from 2-3 old timers (who may have died by now) but have no written confirmation
- Paul Bohannon.

Triplets

William Thomas Brown born Oct. 12, 1832; died April 12, 1898
Isabelle Harralson born Aug 18, 1850; died Dec. 7, 1927
married Jan. 7, 1868 and parents of :
Herbert Brown b. Jan 29, 1887  d. Jan 30, 1887
Herman Brown b. Jan 29, 1887 d. July 7, 1887
Hiram Brown b. Jan 29, 1887    d. Jan. 30, 1887

Herbert, Herman and Hiram Brown - the triplets were said to be the
first triplets born in this area of the state.  They were such an oddity many
from the community went to visit and touch them.  It was thought that if
visitors had been limited the babies might have lived.
They are buried in MT. Zion Cemetery in Beech Grove, KY.
- Kathryn Young
 
 

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Gregory Eck
Larryville, GA
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