A History of Kentucky Baptists From 1769 to 1885, Including More Than 800 Biographical Sketches, J. H. Spencer, Manuscript Revised and Corrected by Mrs. Burilla B. Spencer, In Two Volumes. Printed For the Author. 1886. Republished By Church History Research & Archives 1976 Lafayette, Tennessee. Vol. 2, p 105 [Bracken County]
JUDGE JOSEPH DONIPHAN was a member of Augusta church, in Bracken association. He was born in Augusta, in 1823, and was educated in his native village. He was admitted to the bar in 1848, and was, at different periods, Mayor of Augusta nine years. He served one term in the Kentucky Legislature, was four years Judge of Bracken County Court, and six years, Judge of the Circuit Court, of the 9th (now 12th) judicial district. In 1872, he was elected Chancellor of Bracken, Kenton, Campbell and Pendleton counties, and held that position till his death, which occurred, May 2, 1872. He was highly esteemed for the purity of his character.