Terry Mason's Family History Site

Major lines: Allen, Beck, Borden, Buck, Burden, Carpenter, Carper, Cobb, Cook, Cornell, Cowan, Daffron, Davis, Downing, Faubion, Fauntleroy, Fenter, Fishback, Foulks, Gray, Harris, Heimbach, Henn, Holland, Holtzclaw, Jackson, Jameson, Johnson, Jones, King, Lewis, Mason, Massengill, McAnnally, Moore, Morgan, Overstreet, Price, Peck, Rice, Richardson, Rogers, Samuel, Smith, Taylor, Thomas, Wade, Warren, Weeks, Webb, Wodell, Yeiser, Boyce, Branch, Cooper, Jackson, Mann, Nichols, Prior, Sweeting.


Selected Families and Individuals


Chilton Edwin Downing

He lived in Fayette County his entire life and farmed off Nicholasville Rd. about four miles south of Lexington. He was one of the oldest members of Central Christian Church at death and the funeral was at the church.

Inez Tunis Downing

DEATH: Lexington Herald, November 24, 1952, p. 8.

Chilton Edwin Downing Jr

His death at age 80 is from Abstracts of Kentucky death certificates. He died in Jefferson County (Louisville), but resided in Fayette. He was living in Fayette County when his father died.

William Franklin Downing

He was a county road supervisor.

Irene Theodosia Downing

Was a teacher at Arlington Public School in Lexington for many years.

DEATH: Lexington Herald, Oct. 30, 1959, p. 1.

Harold Hardesty Downing

He earned a B.S. in engineering from the University of Kentucky in 1908 where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He received an M.A. in mathematics from the University of Chicago in 1916 and a Ph. D. in mathematics from Chicago in 1929. He began teaching at the University of Kentucky in 1908 and later became a professor of Mathematics and Astronomy at the University of Kentucky until retirement in 1956. He lived at 138 State St. in the 1940s and at 379 Sheridan St. at his death. He was head of UK's Mathematics Department for several years and served on the Board of Governors of the Mathematical Assn. of America in the early 1950s. He also coached the university's varsity tennis team for almost three decades and the courts were named for him in 1946. He was an elder in Central Christian Church.

DEATH: Lexington Herald, Oct. 21, 1967, p. 1.

John Preston Downing

Married and lived in Miami, Florida.

In 1920 census with sister Alma & husband (which see)