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Ambrose BARBOUR 5213, Boyle Co.

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Ambrose BARBOUR 5213, Boyle Co.

Sandi Gorin (View posts)
Posted: 978436800000
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Edited: 993310358000
Surnames: Barbour, Green, Cope
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Centre College Alumni, Published 1890. 1838 graduate. Boyle County.

Ambrose Barbour Son of James Barbour, who came from Virginia to Danville, KY, and Letitia (Green) Barbour, of the latter place. Born March 12, 1822, in Danville. He was fitted for college in the Preparatory of Centre College, and entered the Freshman Class in 1834, graduating at the age of sixteen years. Went to Philadelphia and entered the dry goods house of Caleb Cope & Co. as a salesman in 1845. Died June 4, 1852, at the residence of his brother, James Barbour, in Danville. Mr. Barbour possessed literary talent of high order, and his acquirements were correspondingly great, especially in his knowledge of English and American literature. He wrote with great purity of taste, and the contributions from his pen that appeared in "Sartain's Magazine" and "the Knickerbocker" were surpassed by none on their pates. Notably among them, "The Idleberg Papers", founded on incidents in the lives of residents of Danville, were marked with a charming delicacy in the delineation of trait

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