Thursday, December 31, 2009

Theophilus Meglone abt 1812- abt 1840

Theophilus Meglone of Nicholasville, Jessamine County, KY, was possibly born about 1812 (not confirmed) and died apparently without a will in Nicholasville. His estate inventory and other deeds, etc., are on record.

The only census record for Theophilus Meglone I have found is the 1840 census of Jessamine County, KY. In Nicholasville, Theophilus is listed with two males under age 10, a female age 5-10, a female (wife) age 20-30, and Theophilus age 30-40. If the record is accurate, Theophilus could have been born prior to 1810. There is also a female age 70-80 in the home. There is a possibility this could be his mother, who I believe to be Mary Meglone of Lexington, but I believe it is more likely to be his mother-in-law. He is listed with one female slave under 10 years old, and was employed in Commerce.

Not much is known about Theophilus Meglone, but I believe he was a son of Hugh and Mary Meglone of Lexington. By looking at Theophilus Meglone's estate inventory it appears that he owned a general or dry goods store in Nicholasville. Further research into other Meglones that appear in Nicholasville records may help tie this family together. (The Irish John and Mary Meglone family does not appear to be related to the Theophilus line).

Some items I have uncovered are as follows:

Last name listed as "McGlone" on General Index to Deeds, Jessamine County, p. 63 (microfilm roll #183341)
Theophilus to Thomas Brawner 1838 (personal property), book M, p. 364

Other Meglones also listed (1872-1947): James, Jas M., Charles, Charlie, John, Mattie
Addresses in Nicholasville associated with these deed transactions:
Clays Road
Clays Mill Road
South Main St. Nicholasville
Mulberry St. Nicholasville
Baldwin St. Nicholasville
Richmond Avenue Nicholasville
Broadway St. Nicholasville
Academy (5th St) Nicholasville

These entries, aside from the Theophilus deed, appear to all be for the Irish Meglone family (John and Mary Meglone).

Paper copy of microfilm image of deed involving Theophilus McGlone on 11th April 1838 (as mentioned in deed book above), Deed Book M, p. 364 [microfilm roll #183348, L-M 1834-1839]

Paper copy of microfilm image of estate inventory/appraisal of Theophilus Meglone, Jessamine County Will Book F, p. 382, 28 January 1841, entered into court 21 June 1841 (June Court) [microfilm roll #7007710]. This appraisal and inventory appears to include the contents of a general store that Theophilus may have owned.

Will Book F, p. 578, 24 January 1843, Commissioners of estate report to court about vouchers from heirs (?).

Google Map of Nicholasville, Jessamine Co., KY

Special thanks to Chick Cornell for additional info and research help on the Theophilus Meglone Line. Theophilus Meglone married Sarah Potter on Aug. 26, 1833, and Edward appears to be their son. Sarah later married Samuel Grimes after the death of Theophilus on April 6, 1844 (record listed here). The 1850 census shows Samuel Grimes with Sarah (her name is omitted) and with Edward Meglone in their home. By 1860, Edward had moved to Louisville, and Sarah and Samuel and a daughter had moved to Lexington, and apparently Sarah's brother Edward Potter was living with them. So now it has been "confirmed" (for research purposes anyway!) that Edward Meglone is a son of Theophilus Meglone and Sarah Potter Meglone Grimes, and a stepson of Samuel Grimes. More research on the Grimes line may provide leads to more Meglone connections.

Montgomery Meglone of Lexington, 31 June 1808- 17 August 1840

Not much is known about Montgomery Meglone of Lexington other than his marriage to Maria Sharpe on 29 March 1837. Montgomery and Maria had two children before his death: Whitney William and Mary Morton (who married John Hutchison). Maria, Whitney, and Mary are mentioned in other posts here.

Montgomery so far has not been found in any city directory or other city records other than the 1840 census where he has been mistakenly indexed as “Meglone Montgomery” or "Montgomery Magland." His specific occupation remains a mystery, as does his cause of death. Any will or estate appraisal has not yet been located if any ever existed. He is listed as being employed in commerce in the 1840 census, and has his young son and daughter as well as his wife in the home, and no slaves. It should be noted here for that census source that still mistakenly has the city of Lexington listed in "Edmonson" County rather than Fayette as it should be. I have made requests in years past for them to correct this error, but it still has not been corrected.

Since at this period of time (ca. 1840) there are no other Meglone families in Lexington (at least that have been found yet), it can be assumed that this Montgomery is likely a son of Hugh and Mary Meglone who arrived in Lexington in approximately 1806-07. It is presumed that Montgomery was born in Lexington after their arrival and before Hugh’s death in 1811. His only birth record found so far is the transcription from the Meglone-Walden Bible record (from Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records by H.K. McAdams).

I believe that it is most likely that Montgomery was some type of merchant (clerk or shop owner) and that it may be possible that he originally owned the property where his wife Maria later ran a boarding house after his death. This will have to be determined by examining any deeds that might be able to be found. Some deeds may involve Maria’s second husband Atterson Lewis Walden, who will be discussed in another post (see Maria Sharpe Meglone).

Records I have on Montgomery Meglone include:

Digital copy of 1840 Lexington KY census (as of December 2009 still has Lexington listed under the wrong county for 1840- Edmonson instead of Fayette).

Digital copy of the marriage record for Montgomery and Maria Sharpe (newspaper). The KY Gazette 6 April 1837, “MARRIED-- On Wednesday evening, the 29th ult., by the Rev. Edward Stevenson, Mr. MONTGOMERY MEGLONE to Miss MARIA SHARPE, all of this city.”

Transcriptions of the Meglone-Walden family bible records confirming Maria Sharpe Meglone Walden’s marriage to Montgomery as well as the births of their son and daughter, and confirmation of Maria’s marriage to Atterson Lewis Walden.


Could Montgomery’s given name alone imply a connection between the Meglone family and a Montgomery family, furthering the likelihood that the Meglone family was of Scottish origin?

Could the marriage of Montgomery's daughter Mary Morton Meglone to John Hutchison be the connection to stories on the Hugh Meglone Milton family side? H.M. Milton II’s Milton Family History describes the story of how a cousin who was married to a Hutchison managed to deprive Martha McIntyre Milton out of her grandmother Meglone’s inheritance. Martha McIntyre Milton was the daughter of Martha Meglone and Benjamin McIntyre. Her mother died shortly after her birth and she was then raised by her Meglone grandmother. If Martha Meglone was a sister to Montgomery, then his daughter Mary would have been first cousin to my Martha McIntyre Milton.

Current Research:

Researching Presbyterian church records of Lexington for older records with any mention of the Meglone family. I believe that it is likely the Meglones attended a church such as the First Presbyterian Church of Lexington because of the good probability that they were Scottish and that they were a prosperous merchant family. According to an article in the Kentucky Register, the upper classes of Lexington (including merchants) tended to favor the Episcopal church and the Presbyterian churches that did not follow the “revival” style preachings that were becoming all the rage in more rural areas. If the Meglones were Scottish, it is most likely they would either be Catholic or Presbyterian rather than Episcopal. If they followed the social trend of attending church within their social class, then the First Presbyterian Church would be the first place to check for records. The church was within walking distance of the store owned by Hugh Meglone and Daniel Halstead on Cheapside. It is believed the Hugh Meglone home was in the vicinity of the store and church. Since newspaper records provide the name of the man who performed the marriage of Montgomery and Maria, further research on this man may determine if he was a pastor at a local church. Further research into that church’s older records (if they exist) may add more to the Meglone family story.

I am currently tracking church records and hope to look at them in person if there is a chance they could contain valuable information.

Samuel Maurice Meglone of Lexington, 21 Aug 1857- 20 June 1907

Samuel Maurice Meglone was the son of Louis F. Meglone and Lucretia Isabelle Taylor. He may have been born in Louisville but spent the majority of his life in Lexington. His father died in Kansas City, so it is possible his father worked on the railroad and Lucretia and children lived in Louisville at the time of Louis’ death.

Samuel M. Meglone seemed to be fairly educated, and at some point after his schooling he became a clerk possibly at the old courthouse in Lexington (the address listed in the directories matches that of the old courthouse).

The 1875-76 Lexington City Directory lists Samuel M. Meglone as a clerk at 65 E. Main, living at 223 S. Upper.

The 1880 census of Lexington lists Samuel "Maglone" age 22 as a clerk in a store, living in his mother's home. Within a short period of maybe a few years, Samuel had left his clerk position and took a position at a local clothier, and he remained in the clothing business up until the time of his death. He opened his own clothing store in the Phoenix Hotel in Lexington (where the Public Library now stands), and a photo of his shop can be seen in the book “Historic Photos of Lexington.” Google Map image of the location of the Phoenix Hotel (now Phoenix Park, and the public library).

Samuel M. Meglone married Frank George McCoy on 31 Oct 1883 and they had three known children: James Creed, Coleman Wright, and Mary Lucretia. These children will be discussed in separate posts. There is an infant by the name of S.M. Meglone buried at Lexington Cemetery that I believe to be a child of Samuel and Frank George (burial date 1 Nov 1887, Disposition number 9385, Section B, Lot 21, Part E 1/2).

Another surprising tragedy happened apparently in the home of Sam Meglone in the year 1887, as was reported in the Cincinnati Commercial Tribune on 1 April 1887, under the headline "Accidental Shootings":
"LEXINGTON KY  March 31 [?]-- Samuel Meglone a young merchant of this city while fooling with a twenty two caliber Flobert [?] rifle he thought not loaded accidentally shot Frances Wilson [?] a colored servant girl nine [?] years old over the right eye. She died about six hours afterward."
The microfilm image of this newspaper record is difficult to read, so the transcription might not be exact.

In the Morning Herald 6 Jan 1897:
Monday night burglars visited the furnishing houses of Graves, Cox & Co. and L.M. [sic] Meglone, on Main street, and Yent's grocery on Upper street. Entrance to Meglone's was effected through a rear window. The cash drawer was forced and 65 cents secured. Some gloves and jewelry, amounting to about $7, were also taken.
From Meglone's the thief entered Graves, Cox & Co.'s through a window leading to a flat tin roof, from which he broke a hole in the top pane of a window in the second story ran his hand through the hole, opened the catch, raised the lower sash and went in. Descending to the office he prized the cash drawer and secured $12.
Yent's grocery was entered from the rear, but nothing was taken.
Three rough looking men visited the meat store of Mr. T.C. Wright early yesterday morning and behaved very suspiciously. He thinks they were burglars, and that the arrival of his partner prevented violence from them.
These are the latest burglaries known of up to the hour of going to press, though daylight may expose numerous others. The police are vigilant, but seem too few in numbers to cope with the robbers."

The Lexington City Directory for 1898-99 lists S.M. Meglone under "Hats, Caps and Gents' Furnishings" with his shop at the SE corner of Main and Limestone.

Meglone's ad in the Morning Herald, 24 Jan 1898

1900 census of Lexington lists this family as "McGlone." S.M., F. George, J.C., Coleman, and Lucretia, living on Blackburn Ave. F. George is listed as having had 4 children and 3 are surviving.

Samuel’s business seemed to be prosperous until the time of an unfortunate fire in the store which may have been caused during the night by a spark from a lamp. Samuel may have never fully recovered from this loss and appears to have possibly gone into debt to creditors within about two years.

An account of the fire at Sam Meglone's store appeared in the Morning Herald on March 4, 1901:
The scene of the Phoenix fire of Saturday night was visited by large numbers of people yesterday. With the exception of the planked doors, there is no indication of a fire from without Meglone's store. But within everything is topsy-turvey. The floor is covered with wet, half-burned clothing, the tables are broken and burnt, and the damp, otherwise uninjured clothing, is hanging on lines to dry.
Mr. Meglone stated to a Herald reporter that he supposed a fire sale would be held as soon as the clothing could be invoiced, and that he hoped to re-establish the store later, though he couldn't say positively.
In the hotel all was quiet, and only the broken windows near Speyer's tobacco stand gave evidence that a fire had taken place. The guests spent the day in discussing their various escapes and relating exciting incidents which happened. Many hitherto total strangers had been made fast friends through some assistance offered during the fire. Such remarks as:
'Hello, how are you today; see you got your socks on.'
'Say, where's that overcoat you were wearing on your head last night?'
What became of that grip you threw out of the window,' etc. could be heard all during the day.
The origin of the fire remains a mystery. The only reasonable theory advanced is that a piece of burning carbon fell from the arc light to a stack of clothing in the centre of the store- the repetition of an accident which occurred without damage during working hours several days ago."

The news of the fire even reached to Alabama newspapers: the Alabama Age-Herald, on 3 March 1901, reported:
There Was a Panic, But Guesta Got Out Safely.
Lexington, KY., March 2-- At11:30 tonight fire broke out in the Phoenix Hotel block and caused a panic among the guests of the hotel, but all got out of the building safely. Lillian Vane, the leading lady of the "Christian" company, was rescued by means of a ladder, as were also several members of her company. The fire was confined to Meglone's clothing store, which adjoins the hotel proper, and was subdued at 12:30 o'clock. The loss on the store and contents will reach $30,000 and the damage to the hotel $10,000, covered by insurance."

The Morning Herald, 30 June 1901:
Mr. S.M. Meglone, the clothier, will this week and until about August 1, be located at No. 36 East Main street. His store in the Phoenix, which was recently visited by fire, will be remodeled and refitted. He will close out his present stock of goods at No. 36 East Main street and open with a new stock in the Phoenix about August 1."

In 1901 in The Bourbon News, September 6:

"The Lexington Democrat, in speaking of an ex-Parisian, says: Colonel Sam Meglone has secured the services of Willard Hutchison of Paris, as a window dresser. Mr. Hutchison is one of the very best window dressers in this part of the state and will doubtless prove of service to Mr. Meglone in his new and handsome store. The young man has for some time past been with Mitchell, Cassell & Baker in the same capacity. He commenced work with his new employer on Wednesday."
**Any chance this Willard Hutchison is a relation to John Hutchison who married Mary Morton Meglone, daughter of Montgomery?

Willard Hutchison worked for Sam Meglone for less than two years before returning to his former employer.
In The Bourbon News, 20 March 1903:
"Willard Hutchison, formerly of this city, who held a position with S.M Meglone, at Lexington, who recently made an assignment, has accepted a position with Mitchell, Cassell & Baker, in that city."

Some newspaper reports:
The Bourbon News, 10 March 1903:
"ASSIGNED.- Sam Meglone, dealer in clothing and gents' furnishing goods, doing business in the Phoenix Hotel building, in Lexington, assigned yesterday for the benefit of his creditors. Willard Hutchison, formerly of this city, was employed in the store as a salesman."

The Morning Herald. 10 March 1903:
J.N. Elliott Made Assignee and Store Is CLosed for Inventory of Stock. Creditors to Share Alike.
In the COunty Clerk's office yesterday was filed a deed of assignment from S.M. Meglone, the clothier, to J.N. Elliott. Immediately after the acceptance of the trust by Mr. Elliott the doors of the S.M. Meglone store were closed in order that an inventory of the stock might be made. The deed does not recite the schedule of the property but states that the firm's principal estate is in the stock of goods.
The conditions of the assignment are that the said S.M. Meglone is deeply involved in debt and has not sufficient property to pay all his debts, and is desirous of having his property distributed among his creditors equitably and according to law.
With this named as the consideration for the deed, he then assigns and conveys all of his property of whatsoever kind and whatever situated, both real, personal, and mixed, to J.N. Elliott for the purpose of the trust named in the deed.
The deed recites: 'Said property consists principally of a stock of goods located in the store room in the Phoenix Hotel Building, together with numerous accounts and notes against divers [sic] persons owing to the assignor and the lease on the store room.
Immediate possession of all the property is given to the assignee with instructions that he shall convert it into cash as in his discretion he may deem best and to use the proceeds for the satisfaction of all creditors.
The immediate case of the assignment was the filing of a suit by a Chicago manufacturing firm against S.M. Meglone for several hundred dollars. Mr. Meglone being unable to pay and wishing all of his creditors to share alike for their benefit."

The Morning Herald, 3 Oct 1903:
There was no session of the Circuit Court yesterday, the criminal term having been finished Wednesday.
In the COunty Court, J. Nathan Elliott filed a statement supported by the affidavits of George C. Webb, T. B. Watkins and D.G. Falconer, asking that an allowance be made him for attorney fees and services rendered as assignee of S.M. Meglone."

Sam Meglone then went to work for another clothing company before he succumbed to locomotor ataxia which took his life on 20 June 1907, three years after the death of his brother Lewis of Paris, KY.

Notice of his death appeared in the Lexington Herald 21 June 1907:
Succumbs After Ten Weeks to Dread Locomotor Ataxia.
Samuel M. Meglone, a well-known business man of this city, died at his residence, 517 West Third street, last night at 7'O o'clock, after an illness of about ten weeks, though he had suffered from locomotor ataxia, the desease [sic] which caused his death, for several years. Mr. Meglone is survived by his wife, who was a Miss McCoy, of this city, two city, two sons, a daughter, and a sister, Mrs. J.A. Willis [his half-sister, Anna Shoonmaker Bosworth]. His father, Louis P. Meglone, died in Kansas City several years ago. Mr. Meglone was forty-nine years of age and though born in Louisville, he spent nearly all of his life in this city.
For a number of years he was the head of the Meglone Clothing Company which was located in the Phoenix Hotel building. Financial reverses forced him from business and at the time of his fatal illness he was with the Kaufman Clothing Company, where he has been for several years. The funeral will be held at his late residence tomorrow at 3:30 o'clock.
The Rev. Preston Blake, assisted by the Rev. W.P. Hines, will officiate."

Samuel M. Meglone was buried on 21 June 1907 in Lexington Cemetery, Disposition number 16409, Section A, Lot 47, Part S 1/2.

His obituary would indicate that his younger half-brother Thomas Bosworth may have predeceased him.

517 W. Third Street, Lexington- possible home of the Sam Meglone family ca. 1907

Lexington Cemetery, Section A

Louis Meglone of Lexington, 31 Dec 1833-25 Jan 1860

The 1850 census lists a Lewis Meglone (age 18) living in a Scrogin(?) home and working as a merchant. The wife- Mary Scrogin, could possibly have been the missing Meglone sister, the daughter of Theophilus.

Louis Meglone may have lived in Lexington just prior to the Civil War. He married Lucretia Isabelle Taylor, also of Lexington, on 20 July 1854 and died from unknown causes on 25 Jan 1860 in Kansas City. There is some speculation that he may have been a railroad worker due to his death in Kansas City, and that his children were apparently born in Louisville.

His known children were Annie, Lewis T. and Samuel Maurice. Annie died young, and a funeral notice for Annie Meglone exists in the collection at the University of KY, which places Louis’ widow and family in Lexington on December 5, 1862. The funeral for young Annie took place at her Taylor grandparents’ home on Broadway, where Lucretia and the children had been living (they were there in the 1860 census).

Not much is known about this Louis Meglone other than he may have been the brother to another Samuel Meglone, and possibly to an Edward Meglone. He may have also had a sister. There is speculation that this line of the family might possibly descend from Theophilus of Nicholasville, but this has yet to be proven. Is this Louis Meglone the same one who was in Jessamine County in 1850, the same time as Edward Meglone? If so, this could be a closer connection to Theophilus. Many times Louis is written as Lewis, so it is not known if there ever was a consistent spelling throughout his life. I will refer to him here as Louis, to distinguish him as the eldest, and his descendants with the other spelling.

If Louis was a son of Theophilus, he is a likely candidate to be a first cousin to my Martha McIntyre Milton (daughter of Martha Meglone).

More research needs to be done to locate other information about this Louis.

Louis’ widow Lucretia Isabelle Taylor Meglone remarried to a David Byron Bosworth and had two more children, Thomas (b. 1872) and Anna Schoonmaker Bosworth [b. 1873, m. 18 Feb. 1892 to James Arnold Willis. Anna Bosworth Willis had three children, Anna Louise, Elizabeth Carpenter, and Maurice Meglone Willis (the name Maurice is also a likely family name, as it was the middle name of Samuel M. Meglone, the clothier of Lexington who is the son of this Lewis)]. Lucretia Isabelle Taylor Meglone Bosworth apparently later divorced or separated from David Byron Bosworth. The 1880 census places both the younger Louis and Samuel in the home of their mother Lucretia Bosworth with their half siblings Thomas and Anna.

This elder Louis is listed as "Lewis P." Meglone in Lexington Cemetery records. He was buried 3 Feb 1860, Disposition number 1651, Section B, Lot 21, Part E 1/2.

Annie Meglone of Lexington, ?- Dec 1862

Annie was the young daughter of Louis Meglone and Lucretia Isabelle Taylor Meglone. She died two or three years after her young father in early December of 1862, and her funeral notice for Dec. 5, 1862 is in the collection housed at the University of KY. She was buried at the Lexington Cemetery, disposition number 59799, Section B, Lot 21, Part E 1/2.

Her brothers were Samuel Maurice Meglone and Lewis Meglone, of Paris and Lexington.

Mary Meglone, wife of Hugh of Lexington

Little is known of Mary Meglone or where she comes from. She was the wife of Hugh of Lexington and was left widowed with young children by 1811. It is possible that this Mary is Mary Polly White, who married a Hugh Meglone in 1792 in NY. I would like to believe that it is, and that the Hugh Meglone of NY who is listed as a carpenter is the same Hugh Meglone who appears to have come to Lexington about 1807.

Mary is mentioned as being the name of Hugh's wife in early Lexington records regarding business property on Cheapside (see Daniel Halstead info). The next mention of Mary Meglone, or at least a Mrs. Meglone, in Lexington is in late 1811 after Hugh's death- she is listed as living in a home across from a Mr. Sanders' warehouse. She also appears in tax lists with two slaves at this time. It seems that her husband's business partner, Daniel Halstead, may have dissolved the businesses they ran together, but it is not known what rights Mary may have had to any of the profits of the sale of her husband's shares of these businesses. The family appeared to be quite wealthy for Lexington standards (according to the estate appraisal which lists large quantities of household goods befitting a well-to-do family). It has never been determined if Mary ever married again, and it appears that she remained unmarried at least through 1830 where she may be listed with her daughter Martha in Lexington as "Mary McGlone." Mary Meglone apparently raised at least one granddaughter (my Martha McIntyre Milton), and could have been involved in running boarding houses, but this hasn't been proven. Mary may have also been living with a possible son, Theophilus, in Nicholasville at the time of the 1840 census (also not proven).

If Mary was left with the wealth of Hugh's estate, she should have had enough money to take care of herself and her children for her lifetime. There is a family story on the Martha McIntyre Milton side that Mary's granddaughter Martha McIntyre Milton was deprived of her rights to her inheritance from her grandma Meglone due to the interference of a cousin who married a Hutchison- or from this Mr. Hutchison himself. It is my speculation that this Hutchison was indeed John Hutchison who married Mary Morton Meglone, daughter of Montgomery Meglone, who is believed to be a son of Mary and Hugh of Lexington and brother to Martha Meglone McIntyre (who died shortly after the birth of her daughter Martha). If any court records or probate records can be found, it could help prove or disprove this belief.

I believe Mary Meglone lived a long life and probably did not pass away until after 1870, or at least until after the marriage of Mary Morton Meglone to John Hutchison. I believe John Hutchison was a grocer in Lexington for quite some time, so there may be business records or deeds that may contain helpful information.

The location of Mary Meglone's burial is unknown. It is possible she is buried at the Lexington Cemetery. It is also unknown if she ever remarried, but this is a possibility to be considered, and could explain why she is so hard to find in records.

Known records:

Mentioned in accounts of property owned by Daniel Halstead and Hugh Meglone.

Found in tax records in 1811, and in a mention of property across from "Mr. Sanders warehouse" in late 1811.

In the 1820 census of Lexington with 3 possible sons and 2 possible daughters (Theophilus, Montgomery, Martha, and two other siblings?).

Possibly listed as Mary McGlone in the 1830 census of Lexington, with a younger female in the home (likely Martha, who was soon to be married to Benjamin McIntyre).

Mentioned in the marriage record of Martha Meglone to Benjamin McIntyre (may be written as Mary McGlone).

No further records of her appear to be found after this marriage listing, yet she raised her granddaughter Martha to adulthood and likely stayed in Lexington for the duration of her life. Martha McIntyre was married in the 1850s and spent some time in Missouri where her oldest children were born, so it could be possible that Mary Meglone also lived with or spent some time with the family there (in the household of Napoleon Bonaparte Milton and wife Martha McIntyre Milton).

There is also speculation that Mary was listed in the 1850 census in a McIntyre household, possibly her widowed son-in-law's home, and her name was mistakenly listed as being McIntyre. This is only speculation, though.

The obituary for Martha Meglone McIntyre, who died shortly after the birth of her daughter, mentions that Martha had also lived in Cynthiana, KY, and this could prove to be a family connection to that town. Martha McIntyre is sometimes listed as being born in Ohio (Cincinnati), but so far there is no proof of where exactly she was born. It is possible that Mary Meglone could have spent some time in Ohio helping with her granddaughter after her daughter's death if they were there at the time it occurred. The burial location of Martha Meglone McIntyre is unknown (she could have been buried in Cincinnati). I also believe that there was an epidemic going on in Lexington around this time, which may have contributed to people leaving the city.

Edward W. Meglone abt 1836-?

There is a bit of speculation about this Edward Meglone and what line of Meglones he may be attached to. He may have been born in Jessamine County, and is a likely son to Theophilus Meglone who would have been living in Nicholasville at the time of Edward's birth. Another researcher has given information that the mother of this Edward could be a woman named Sarah Potter (b. 1815 in VA), but this also has not been proven.

An Edward appears in the 1850 census of Jessamine County in the home of the Samuel Ginnis [**CORRECTION: he is in the home of Samuel Grimes, his stepfather] family (Lewis also appears in the same district in another home, listed as a merchant), and by 1860 he was in Louisville, which could also help attach him to Lewis Meglone, whose sons were known to have been born in Louisville. If this is the case, then Lewis and Edward are could candidates to be brothers and the possible sons of Theophilus. The 1859 City Directory for Louisville lists Edward W. Meglone as a clerk living in the National Hotel.

In the Louisville State Guard there is an "E.H." Meglone is listed as being an Assistant Surgeon on 8 Jan 1861. I believe this to be Edward W. Meglone, because the W could easily be mistaken for an H on transcriptions.

I believe this Edward Meglone to be the same Edward Meglone who traveled through Panama (appearing in a ship's passenger record) and who later appears in newspaper reports in California. The California Edward Meglone was mentioned as being a physician, and was also apparently involved in horticultural pursuits. It is not yet known if Edward Meglone ever married or had any children.

Special thanks go out to Chick Cornell for research assistance and leads that helped attach Sarah Potter/Grimes to Edward and Theophilus Meglone. Theophilus married Sarah Potter (of VA) on Aug. 26, 1833, and according to census records, they had more than one child, and Edward was one of them. After the death of Theophilus, Sarah married Samuel Grimes (marriage record of April 6, 1844 listed here). Edward is in their home in the 1850 census, and has moved to Louisville by 1860. Sarah and Samuel Grimes had a daughter and are living in Lexington in 1860. Sarah also had a brother named Edward Potter. Research into the Grimes family may provide more family connections especially if a will exists for Sarah or her husband Samuel Grimes.

Coleman Wright Meglone 6 Feb 1896-22 Dec 1932

Coleman was the son of Samuel M. Meglone and Frank George McCoy. His birth made the news all over the country including this report in the Illinois Inter Ocean on 20 Feb 1896:
"A boy weighing 7 pounds, and having a heavy head of hair and two rows of teeth, was born to the wife of Samuel Meglone, a merchant of Lexington, Ky. a few days ago."

Lexington Herald, 21 Dec 1906:
Coleman Meglone Walks Up Like a Little Man and Tells Vogt & Foley of Breaking Window
An act of childish heroism was performed yesterday morning when Coleman Meglone a lad of ten years stepped into the grocery store owned by Vogt & Foley and said to one of the clerks "What are the damages to the broken window in front" I broke it yesterday and I want to pay for it.
The lad was told to go to Cunningham's and have the broken pane replaced with a new one. The manly little fellow walked up to the place mentioned and ordered the window to be repaired at his own expense."

In the Lexington Herald, 2 Feb 1910:
"Mr. Coleman Meglone Ill
Mrs. S.M. Meglone of 191 North Mill street, was called to Nicholasville Tuesday night on account of the illness of her son, Mr. Coleman Meglone, who is attending Prof. Threlkeld's High School in that city. Mr. Meglone contracted a heavy cold which developed into pneumonia." (Google Map image of North Mill St.)

More research is needed into this Prof. Threlkeld and his school, and why Coleman would be attending school there rather than in Lexington. Does this school in Nicholasville provide another family connection to that town? A Threlkeld was a pallbearer at the funeral of Mary Meglone Hutchison of Lexington (see her post).

Coleman appears to have played baseball for the Dudley School (?) in May of 1911, as reported by the Lexington Herald, 7 May 1911:
In a double header played yesterday afternoon at Woodland Park, Harrison walked away with Maxwell with the score of 14 to 1. and Dudley defeated Johnson 13 to 9. The first game was a decisive one, as it advanced Harrison to a tie for first place in the Ward School race, and put Maxwell from first to third.
In the third inning of this game Harrison got next to Downing's pitching for the first time this year, and scored ten runs in that round. A distinct feature of the game was the pitching of Colson for Harrison, who pitched the best game of the year. His catcher, Workman, also played a star game. Garland feature with two two-baggers.
The second game was exciting, but ragged. Both teams tried out new batteries, and both did well. For Dudley, Meglone and Jackson worked and for Johnson were Sams, McCoy and Abnee. The feature of the game was Railey's catch of a liner in center field. Hawkins and Allender were the officials.
The All Ward School team will be picked next week by Mr. Jesse Van Meter."
[It might be worth looking into this player by the name of McCoy to see if he is any relation to Coleman's mother Frank George McCoy]

Coleman may have played baseball for the First Baptist Church in the Second Sunday School League of Lexington (see newspaper reports of local games in the summer of 1911).

Coleman Meglone was ill again in 1912, as reported by the Lexington Herald, 21 Feb 1912:
"Mr. Coleman Meglone of North Broadway, who has been ill of typhoid fever at the Good Samaritan Hospital for the past several days, was said to be resting well and his condition believed to be improving last night."

In May of 1912, another baseball game is played (the Ward School League) and reported in the Herald:
"The game between Dudley and St. Paul's was won by Dudley 4 to 2. Burns, for St. Paul pulled off a neat catch near the bank, and R. Driscoll was the batting star. Tate caught a good game for Dudley and rapped out a two-bagger. Meglone was a bit wild, but with good support, won out. Lavel batted best, getting two hits hits out of three times up.
Batteries-- Dudley, Meglone and Tate; St. Paul, Amato and Minehan. Umpires-- Miller and Gibbons. Scorekeeper-- Ashbrooks."
[It should be noted here that this can't yet be proven that this account is of Coleman, there is a possibility of this Meglone being a part of an Irish Meglone family that is not related to our line]

Coleman was appointed as a page for the Blue Grass Fair as reported by the Lexington herald 9 August 1912.

Coleman Wright Meglone died at the age of 36 and was buried at the Lexington Cemetery 23 Dec 1932, Disposition number 27362, Section A, Lot 47, Part S 1/2, funeral director W.R. Milward.

Coleman may have never been married or had any children.

Mary (Traynor?) Meglone

Mary Meglone, possible maiden name of Traynor, was born in Ireland and lived in Nicholasville. Deeds that appear in records of Jessamine County are most likely tied to her family.

Her obituary appeared in the Lexington Herald on 19 March 1922:

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky, March 18.-- Mrs. Mary Meglone, 84 years old, died at her home on Catnip Hill pike last night at 11 o'clock. She was born in Ireland and came to the United States when she was six weeks old with her parents. She is survived by two daughters, Miss Mattie Meglone and Mrs. J.M. Traynor of this county; three sons, John, James, and Charles Meglone also of this county, and one brother, Judge J.M. Traynor of Nicholasville [there is some confusion about the Traynor relations- are they her side of the family or her in-laws?]. The funeral will take place at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Nicholasville Monday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Father N. Judermann. The body will be taken to Lexington for burial in the family lot in the Catholic cemetery. The pallbearers will be: Charles Cook, John Traynor, John Colbert, Thomas Meglone, William Traynor and James Douglas." (Google Map of Catnip Hill Road near Nicholasville and Lexington)
(Google Map image of Calvary Cemetery, the Catholic Cemetery in Lexington)

An obituary for a James J. Meglone also appears a short time later- on 23 June 1922. This is most likely the son James mentioned in her obituary.

More research needs to be done at the Catholic Church in Nicholasville as well as the cemetery in Lexington to see if more records can be found on this family of Meglones.

General Index to Deeds, Jessamine County, p. 63 (microfilm roll #183341):
Meglones listed (1872-1947): James, Jas M., Charles, Charlie, John, Mattie
Addresses in Nicholasville associated with these deed transactions:
Clays Road
Mulberry St. Nicholasville
Baldwin St. Nicholasville
Academy (5th St) Nicholasville

No records of a Meglone-Traynor marriage have been located yet.

Mary Morton Meglone Hutchison 5 Oct 1839-1918

Mary Morton Meglone was the daughter of Montgomery Meglone and Maria Sharpe Meglone Walden, and the sister to Whitney William Meglone. Mary married John Hutchison, who was born in Ireland. John Hutchison was a grocer in Lexington, and he died bef. 27 Nov 1888 (the date of his burial at Lexington Cemetery- disposition number 9727, Section P, Lot 131, part NE 1/2). Mary and John's children were John J. (2 July 1870-6 Dec 1944), Mary, and Mattie.

The Lexington City Directory for 1898-99 lists Mary Hutchison living at 159 Maxwell (Lewis T. Meglone living nearby at 134 Maxwell).

Mary's obituary appeared in the Lexington Herald on 16 Dec 1918:

"Mrs. Meglone Hutchison.
Funeral services for Mrs. Meglone Hutchison will be will be held at the grave in the Lexington cemetery this afternoon at 3 o'clock, the Rev. C.F. Oney officiating.
The honorary pallbearers will be J.L. Watson, A.B. Lancaster, W.H. May and John Morgan. Active Pallbearers, W.L. Petty, W. Frank Hearne, Theodore Jones, Melvin Harris, W.J. Goodwin, J.L. Welker, W.T. Threlkeld and Alfred Combs."

Questions- is this pallbearer W.T. Threlkeld any relation to the Prof. Threlkeld who ran a school in Nicholasville, attended by Coleman Meglone?

Mary Meglone Hutchison's burial plot at the Lexington Cemetery is in Section P, Lot 131, Part NE 1/2. Burial date December 16, 1918, age at death 79, disposition number 21152, funeral director: Milward.

Death records for Mary Meglone Hutchison's children are as follows: Maria H. Terrell (wife of N. Chapman Terrell) died 1936 in Lexington, KY, daughter of John Hutchison and and Mary Meglone; John J. Hutchison (husband of Jean Warren) died 1944, son of John Hutchison and Mary Meglone.

John Hutchison and one of his sisters accompanied Frank George ("Georgia") McCoy Meglone to Florida as is reported in one Florida newspaper.

According to a story in the Milton Genealogy by Hugh Meglone Milton II, Martha McIntyre Milton (daughter of Martha Meglone) lost out on her inheritance from her grandmother Meglone due to the intervention of a cousin who married a Hutchison. It is my belief this cousin was Mary Morton Meglone Hutchison, daughter of Montgomery Meglone, who I believe to be the brother of my Martha Meglone McIntyre. I hope to find some evidence of a will or any evidence of estate appraisals, etc., to try to prove this claim and be able to connect these families.

Ann Meglone of Paris KY 1902-1989

Ann Meglone was the daughter of Susie Cromwell Meglone and Lewis Meglone of Paris KY. She was born 1 Aug 1902 and died 4 May 1989.

Ann was on the honor role for third grade in Paris on 1 March 1911 (Lexington Herald).

Her obituary appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader on 3 May 1989:
"PARIS-- Ann Meglone, 86, of 121 Woodmont Drive, a retired Woodford Spears & Sons secretary, sister of Sarah Meglone, died Monday at Bourbon General Hospital. Service 10 a.m. Thursday at Hinton-Turner Funeral Home. Visitation 4 to 7 p.m. today."

Ann never married.

Ann was buried at Lexington Cemetery, Disposition number 54038, Section A, Lot 18, funeral director Hinton-Turner.

Lexington Cemetery index cards contained this obituary from an unknown newspaper:

Ann Meglone, 86, 121 Woodmont Dr., Paris, died at 11:38 p.m. Mon. at Bourbon General Hospital. A native of Lexington, KY, born Aug.1, 1902 to the late Lewis Taylor and Susan Sherley Cromwell Meglone. She was a graduate of Paris High School, a member of the First Christian Church, and the Jemima Johnson Chapter of D.A.R. She retired in 1974 after 55 years as a secretary with Woodford Spears & Sons. She is survived by a a sister, Sarah Meglone, Paris. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Thurs. at the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home, Paris by Dr. Henry Hanna. Burial Lexington Cemetery. Casketbearers are Charles Fryman, James C. Henry, Billy Mason, William C. Mason, Jimmy Mason, and Bruce H. Forsythe. Honorary bearers are Robert Cooper, Roy Shanks, Henry C. Prewitt, & Stephen Spears. Visitation 4-7 p.m. today."

Lexington Cemetery, Section A

Catharine Meglone of Paris KY 1898-1978

Catherine was the daughter of Susie Cromwell Meglone and Lewis Meglone. She was born 15 Nov 1898 and died 22 March 1978.

Catherine never married.

She was buried at the Lexington Cemetery, Disposition number 47885, Section A, Lot 18, funeral director W.R. Milward.

Lexington Cemetery index cards contained an obituary for Catharine from an unknown newspaper:

Miss Catharine Meglone, 79, retired chief surgical nurse of Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, died 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Mayfair Manor. A native of Lexington, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Susan Cromwell Meglone. She attended Midway College, received her nursing degree from Louisville General Hospital and was a member of the Christian Church. Survivors include two sisters, Miss Sarah Meglone and Miss Ann Meglone, both of Paris. Graveside services 10 a.m. today in the Lexington Cemetery. Friends may call at W.R. Milward Mortuary- Broadway before the service hour."

Lexington Cemetery, Section A

Lewis H. Meglone, infant

Lewis H. Meglone, unknown birth and death dates, and unknown parentage. Possible child of Lewis and Lucretia.

Buried at the Lexington Cemetery, Disposition number 59798, Section B, Lot 21, Part E 1/2.

Lewis T. (Taylor?) Meglone 1860-1904 Louisville, Paris KY

Lewis was the son of Louis and Lucretia, and the brother to Samuel M. and Annie. He married Susie Cromwell and they had five children, the youngest possibly right after his death.

The 1875-76 Lexington City Directory lists Lewis T. Meglone as a messenger, working at 19 1/2 N. Upper, living at 223 S. Upper.

In the 1880 census of Lexington, Lewis is listed as "Louis Maglone" age 20, as a clerk in a store, living in his mother's home with his brother Samuel and younger half siblings.

His children were Robert, Lewis, Ann, Catherine, and Sarah.

On August 18 of 1890, Lewis filed as an invalid for a pension(?). He is listed as having been in Company C, 73rd Regiment, of the USC(?) Infantry. Application #968.925, Law J, certificate #696.352.

The 1898-99 Lexington City Directory lists Lewis T. Meglone living at 134 Maxwell (Mary M. Hutchison living down the road at 159 Maxwell).

His widow filed for pension on 12 May 1927: application #1580095, Law M/26, certificate #A1-14-29. Here he is listed as having been in Co. I, 4th Regiment of the KY Infantry in the War with Spain, enlisted 27 June 1898, discharged 26 Nov 1898.

Lewis died from typhoid fever and/or pneumonia in April of 1904.

Lewis' illness was reported on the 29 of March 1904 in The Bourbon News:
"Louis Meglone has typhoid fever and five of his children have measles."

The Morning Herald, 6 April 1904:
Mr. Lewis Meglone, formerly of this city is ill of pneumonia at his home in Paris, Ky., and was not expected to live through the night. He is a brother of Mr. Sam Meglone, of this city, who has been at his bedside for several days.
Mr. Lewis Meglone was with his brother in business several years ago. During the past year, he has been with Davis & Co., of Paris. He has many friends in Lexington who will regret to learn of his illness."

His obituary appeared in The Bourbon News, 8 April 1904:
"Louis Meglone Dies.
Mr. Louis Meglone, who has been at death's door for several days with pneumonia, died at his residence on South Main, Wednesday. He was 44 years of age, and is survived by his wife, nee Miss Sue Cromwell, of Lexington, and four small children. Mr. Meglone moved to this city last August and accepted a position with J.W. Davis & Co., and by his polite and gentlemanly manners made many warm friends in this city. His four children have been down with the measles, and one of them has contracted pneumonia and not expected to live.
His remains were taken to Lexington yesterday morning, where the funeral services were held in the afternoon at the residence of his brother, Mr. Sam Meglone."

And also in the Morning Herald 7 April 1904:
"Mr. Louis T. Meglone, formerly of this city, died of pneumonia at his home in Paris yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. He was 44 years old, and had been ill about three weeks.
Mr. Meglone was a brother of Mr. Samuel M. Meglone, of this city, and leaves a wife and four children, the oldest being eight years of age. Mrs. Meglone was formerly Miss Susie Cromwell. The deceased moved to Paris last August to accept a position as salesman in the clothing store of J.W. Davis & Company, with whom he remained until his death, becoming very popular in the town.
The remains will be brought to Lexington on the 8:30 L&N train this morning and the funeral services will be held in the afternoon at the residence of Mr. S.M. Meglone, 617 West Third street, the Rev. W.H. Felix, of Paris, officiating. The burial will take place in the family lot in the Lexington Cemetery. The pall-bearers are: C.H. Wilkerson, H. Wilson, Mack Locket, of Lexington, and J.N. Davis, Dr. E.L. Stevens and William Remington, of Paris.

Obviously, all of his children survived their illnesses.

More research needs to be done on Lewis T. Meglone's military service.

He was buried at the Lexington Cemetery, Disposition number 15212, Section A, Lot 18.

Lexington Cemetery, Section A

Mary Lucretia Meglone Kemp 1897-1971

Lucretia Meglone Kemp was the only daughter of Samuel M. Meglone and Frank George McCoy Meglone.

She died on 24 April 1971 in Charlotte, NC, from "Chronic Brain Syndrome" and also had a fracture of her left femur and possible pneumonia. She had apparently been suffering from one or more of these problems for about 18 months prior to her death. Lucretia was the widow of Henry Overton Kemp II.

NC death certificate number 13809.

Lexington Cemetery, Section A

John and Mary Meglone family of Paris KY (Irish)

The 1860 census of Paris, Bourbon County KY, lists the following family:

John Meglone, age 31, employed in Public Works and born in Ireland
Mary, age 28, born in Ireland
Rosa Ann, age 11, born KY
Tho, age 8, born KY
Chas., age 6, born KY
Robt., age 4, born KY
Catherine, age 1, born KY

Due to similarities in given names in these Meglones, it is possible for some mix-ups to happen with this family. There is also the liklihood that this family left the area and moved to another location (Nicholasville). This census record places them in KY by at least 1848/49, and they were probably the first Meglones to live in Paris, Bourbon County. The Lewis Meglone family likely was not in Paris until about 1903.

There is no known connection between our Lexington Meglones and this Irish family of Meglones. There is also no known connection between this line of Meglones and the Theophilus Meglone family who appear about 1840 in Nicholasville, Jessamine County.

More research needs to be done on this family to find out what happened to them. I believe Jack Meglone (or John) to be another son of this family (see post on Jack Meglone, who died as a result of an accident with a trolley car in Paris, KY).

Harris Meglone of Bourbon County 1894-?

Harris Meglone was a young black male who appears in the 1900 census of Bourbon County, KY, in the home of his grandmother Mary Ware (age 52). Two other females were also in the home, a Mary E. Duffey, age 27, daughter of Mary Ware and possibly the mother of Harris; and a Josie Simpson, age 8, who is listed as the daughter of Mary Ware. It is not known at this time if Harris' father was a Meglone. He has not been found in any other records so far.

Whitney William Meglone 25 Dec 1837-?

Whitney William Meglone, sometimes listed as William Whitney, was the son of Montgomery Meglone and Maria Sharpe.

Whitney was a gunsmith in Lexington just prior to the Civil War, and was a Private in Morgan's Men/Duke's Cavalry (Co. F, 2nd KY Cavalry) during the war. According to Whitney's service records, it appears he spent the majority of the war as a prisoner, spending months in several different prisons in the North. He was assigned 1 horse, and was paid $96 from December 1862-August 1863 (which he may not have received). According to his Confederate service records, he was captured in Harrodsburg, KY, about Nov. 20, 1862, and taken to Vicksburg via Cairo on Dec. 5. He was 24 years of age. Whitney was captured again at Harrodsburg (or nearby at Salvisa) on July 7th of 1863, taken to the military prison at Louisville by way of the Provost Marshall of Lexington, and discharged to Camp Morton, Indianapolis, IN, on July 29, 1863. From there he was sent to Camp Douglas, Chicago, IL on Aug.18, 1863, and arrived on Aug. 22, 1863. He applied for the oath of allegiance in January of 1865, and the comments on his record state:
"Claims to have been loyal. Enlisted through false representations. Was captured & desires to take the oath of allegiance to the US & become a loyal citizen."

He remained at Camp Douglas until he was released Feb. 7, 1865, when he apparently signed his Oath of Allegiance. His record states he had fair complexion, light hair, and blue eyes, and stood at 5 feet 8 inches tall. His place of residence is listed as Mercer County, KY, which could mean that he either lived with or near his mother Mary Meglone Walden and stepfather Atterson Lewis Walden, who lived in or near Harrodsburg. Could he have been at home when he was captured both times? Where were Morgan's Men stationed during the times he was captured? Several other variations of his name are attached to his records, including Whitman Meglone, Whiting Meglone, W.W. Meglone, W.W. Malum, Whitney W. Meglone, and Robert McGlone. Another question is if Morgan's Raid was going on when Whitney was captured in Harrodsburg, why was he not with his unit? His dates of capture are similar to those of the dates of capture of Morgan's Men, but not exact, and not in the same location where the 2nd Cavalry was known to be at the time of their capture. More research needs to be done on Whitney's company from the 2nd Cavalry (Company F).

Just after the Civil War, Whitney may have lived in Nashville, TN, where he filed a patent for a dispensing nozzle for a soda bottle. His patent number for this device is #57, 256, patented August 14, 1866. This patent record is the last known record regarding Whitney William Meglone, though another researcher reports a mention of him in his stepfather Atterson Lewis Walden's will, which is possibly located in or near Harrodsburg (Mercer County) in the 1880s, but has not yet been located.

Whitney appears in the 1859/1860 Lexington City Directory as a gunsmith, living at his mother's home. There is also a listing for a Robert Maglone who was a laborer, living at Main and Water. There is a possibility this Robert is associated with the Irish Meglone family (John and Mary) of Bourbon/Jessamine County, and he may be the reason the name Robert was associated with Whitney Meglone's service records.

It is unknown when and where Whitney William Meglone died, or if he ever married or had children.

Jack Meglone, Public Works Employee

This Jack Meglone was involved in an accident with an interurban trolley car and died from his injuries. Multiple reports in the newspapers covered the story and the inquest to determine if the trolley car driver had been at fault.

The Morning Herald, 18 Nov 1903:
Interurban Car Was Running at Full Speed.
Jack Meglone Was Hurled Twenty Feet Away When He Attempted to Board a Paris and Lexington Car- Brought to Hospital and Will Probably Die.
While attempting to board a swiftly moving Paris interurban car last night Jack Meglone was knocked down and fatally injured. His left leg was broken between the knee and thigh, and the bone protruded through the flesh. His left eye was badly cut, the gash extending from the nose across the eye and eyebrow, and it is thought the skull is fractured. His body was severely bruised in several places.
The accident occurred about seven miles from the city. The car which is due here at 7 o'clock, No. 22,in charge of Conductor Davis and Motorman Metcalf, is the one that struck Meglone. From all accounts Mr. Meglone attempted to board the car while it was going at full speed, and was hurled twenty feet by the momentum of the car, which was going at a rate of fifteen miles an hour. The motorman said last night: 'I saw the man standing by the pole, but he made no sign by which I could guess that he wanted to get on the car. When the car got near him, before I realized what he intended, he hurled himself at the front of the car and was thrown about ten feet away. The car went probably fifty yards before I could stop it, when we went back and picked him up.'
The accident occurred at the regular place at which the cars stop when flagged.
The ambulance was telephoned for and met the car at the corner of Main and Limestone streets. The injured man was lifted from the car into the ambulance in a stte of insensibility and was taken to the St. Joseph's Hospital. His leg was set by Drs. Barkley, Owens and McGuire, but owing to the great shock he had received no attempt was made to see how badly his head was hurt, and it was dressed temporarily. As soon as he is able to bear an operation an examination will be made and an operation performed if one is necessary. The physicians think the skull is fractured. They say that he has small, if any, chance for recovery. He did not regain consciousness last night. Father O'Neal arrived at the hospital simultaneously with the ambulance and administered the last sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church, of which Mr. Meglone is a member.
Mr. Meglone was employed on the turnpikes and had gone home in his buggy and had intended coming back to Lexington on the Paris car. He is unmarried and lives with his mother about seven miles from Lexington on the Paris pike. He is an uncle of Richard Colbert, Deputy Circuit Court Clerk."

In the Bourbon News, 20 Nov:
"Injured By Interurban
While attempting to board a car on the Paris & Lexington interurban line, going at a rate of twenty miles an hour, Tuesday night, Jack Meglone, a workman on the pike, was thrown and probably fatally injured. His left leg was fractured and the bone protruded through the flesh. His skull was also fractured and his body was fearfully bruised. He was taken to the hospital in Lexington, and it is said he cannot survive. George M. Davis, of this city, was the conductor on the car. No blame is attached to the motorman or conductor.
Last evening Mr. Meglone was reported as sinking very rapidly."

Another account of the accident in the Morning Herald, 20 Nov 1903, provides more clues about Jack Meglone's immediate family:
Jack Meglone, who was struck by a Paris interurban car Tuesday night, which broke his left leg between the hip and knee and fractured his skull, died yesterday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock at the St. Joseph's Hospital. Mr. Meglone was hurt in an attempt to board a Paris car about seven miles from here, while the car was going at the rate of fifteen miles an hour. He was brought in on the car and taken in the ambulance to the St. Joseph's Hospital, where he died yesterday. The family was at the bedside when the end came. He never regained consciousness from the time he was struck till he died. He leaves an invalid mother, four brothers and three sisters. His brothers are Robert, Edward, Charles and Thomas Meglone, and his sisters. Mrs. Maggie Douglas, Mrs. Wm. Colbert, Mrs. Sarah Curtis.
Mr. Meglone was the son of John Meglone, who kept the middle toll gate on the Paris pike for twenty-five years. Mr. Meglone was forty-two years of age. he was born in Bourbon county, near Bethlehem, but the family moved to Fayette thirty-odd years ago. He was in the employ of W.W. Baldwin, the "turnpike king," when he had the turnpikes under contract, and when they came under the control of the county he was retained, and has been in the employ of Fayette county in that capacity since.
He was a man who was universally liked, and possessed such sterling qualities as endeared him to all with whom he came in contact. He has never married but lived on the Paris pike with his mother who has been an invalid for twenty years.
The funeral will take place from St. Paul's Catholic Church Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, interment in the Catholic cemetery. The pall-bearers will be James Colbert, Richard Colbert, Clarence Curtis, Thomas Gill, William Colbert, Michael Schannahan."

This report connects this Jack Meglone to the Curtis family of Jessamine County as well as the Kate and Edward Meglone who appear in the Fayette census records. It also connects him to the Irish John and Mary Meglone of Bourbon county.

There is no known connection between this line of Meglones and our Lexington Meglones.

Martha Meglone McIntyre 1808-1833

Martha Meglone McIntyre may have been the daughter of Hugh and Mary Meglone of Lexington. She was born about 1808-1810, likely in Lexington, and died in 1833 shortly after the birth of her daughter Martha, either in Ohio or possibly Cynthiana, KY.

I believe she was living with her mother in 1830 at the time of the census, and with her mother and other siblings in the 1820 census. Martha Meglone married Benjamin (Jno) McIntyre and her marriage record lists a "Mary McGlone" as giving bond.

Nothing is known about Benjamin/John McIntyre or how much involvement he had in his daughter's life. Martha McIntyre, his daughter, was raised by her Grandmother Meglone, and named one of her sons Hugh Meglone Milton (who became a tailor in Lexington, and would have been a contemporary to Sam and Lewis Meglone). The name Hugh Meglone Milton has been passed down to several generations.

Martha McIntyre Milton, daughter of Martha Meglone and Benjamin McIntyre, possible grandaughter to Hugh and Mary Meglone, with her grandson James Albert Milton.

Hugh Meglone Milton, son of Martha McIntyre Milton, grandson of Martha Meglone, possible great-grandson of Hugh and Mary Meglone

Grandson of Martha McIntyre and Napoleon Bonaparte Milton, buried at Lexington Cemetery

Barney Meglone of Mercer County

Nothing is known about this Barney Meglone, other than that he appears in Civil War records as being on the Union side. His proximity to Whiney Meglone's mother and stepfather could make him worth looking into as a possible alias or other relation to the Whitney Meglone/Montgomery Meglone family.

Hugh Meglone of Lexington, KY (?- 1811)

The earliest known Meglone in Kentucky is Hugh Meglone of Lexington. Earliest records found thus far place him in Lexington in 1807 in business with a man named Daniel Halstead. Halstead & Meglone operated what may have been a general store on Cheapside. The two also apparently owned land in Green County which may have been for tobacco production, and may have owned a tobacco warehouse also in Lexington.

Cheapside, alongside the old Courthouse, Lexington.

Hugh was married to a woman named Mary (not fully confirmed) and had a number of children. Hugh died in Lexington in 1811 from unknown causes, and his obituary and estate inventory are on record.

It's my belief that Hugh Meglone of Lexington may have come from either Pennsylvania or New York City prior to coming to Lexington. He may have brought goods from Philadelphia through PA by land and water routes and finally by pack mule into Lexington. There are records of a Hugh Meglone in NY who married a Mary White, and a record of a Hugh who was listed as a carpenter. On the estate inventory of Hugh Meglone of Lexington there is a mention of a set of carpenters tools. In other records there is a Hugh Meglone in PA records near the same time period, but it is not known if this is a relation to Hugh of Lexington or not. It does not seem to be the same man due to the dates he appears.

I am currently operating on the hunch that at least three of Hugh and Mary Meglone's children were Martha, Montgomery, and Theophilus. More details on these Meglones can be found in separate posts. I am a descendant of Martha Meglone.

Sources for this information on Hugh Meglone (?- 1811) include but is not limited to:

The Kentucky Gazette 1801-1820, by Karen Mauer Green, Baltimore: Gateway Press Inc., 1985

p. 98 Vol. XX, Number 1138, Tuesday, 18 August 1807, Holsted & Meglone have a house and a lot for sale, the property of Robert Russell in Lexington.

p. 99 Vol. XX, Number 1141, Tuesday 8 September 1807, Holsted & Meglone, of Lexington, have land for sale, the property of Robert Russel.

p. 123 Vol. XXII, Number 1215, Tuesday, 7 February 1809, Halsted and Meglone have land for sale.

p. 137 Vol. XXIV, Number 1269, Tuesday, 27 February 1810, Halstead & Meglone want to buy tobacco and whiskey.

p. 139 Vol, XXIV, Number 1278, Tuesday, 1 May 1810, Halstead & Meglone of Lexington have land for sale.

p. 150 Number 11, Volume II, Tuesday, 12 March 1811, No. 1326, Volume 25, Obituary: Hugh Meglone, merchant of the house of Halstead & Meglone, died in Lexington on Friday, 9 March 1811.

p. 152 Number 20, Volume II, Tuesday 14 May 1811, Number 1335, Volume 25 (sic), Morrison, Fisher & Sutton, merchants of Lexington, have a new shipment of goods at the house lately occupied by Halstead & Meglone.

p. 159 Number 43, Volume II, Tuesday, 22 October 1811, Number 1358, Volume 25, C. Smedley, living in Lexington, next door to Mr. Young, has land for sale opposite Mr. Sander’s factory, presently occupied by Mrs. Meglone.

[A very special thanks to Jim Gill for locating these records in March of 2009]

A link to a webpage where I first learned about Daniel Halstead and his partnership with Hugh Meglone as well as the location of their place of business:

Halstead & Meglone 5 Cheapside on the public square, bordering Mill St., Lexington, KY (Google Map)

The 1806 Lexington City Directory does not list any Meglones or any similar names.

1810 Fayette County Census lists Hugh Maglone with 10 people in the household and one slave. There may have been an older couple in the home, possibly in-laws, and at least 5 young children, mostly boys. It is also possible that the older male and female in the home were actually Hugh and Mary, and the younger adult male and female could have been older children. If this Hugh and Mary are the same Hugh and Mary Meglone married in 1792, it is possible they had children who were nearly grown.

In my possession:
Paper copy of microfilm image of the Kentucky Gazette, Tuesday, February 19, 1811, front page advertisements: "WANTED, TWO HUNDRED HOGSHEADS TOBACCO AND TEN THOUSAND GALLONS WHISKEY, For which the highest going price will be given. Halstead & Meglone."
"For Sale: A VALUABLE tract of LAND, situated on the waters of Green river, in Green county, containing 666 2/3 acres. Negroes or Cotton will be taken in part or whole payment. The subscribers have also for sale, 6000 lbs. Coffee, first quality-- 10 barrels Muscovado and Havannah Sugars of an excellent quality-- 6 barrels Tanners Oil-- 1 hogshead 4th proof Jamaican Rum-- 1 pipe Cogniac Brandy-- 1000 gallons old Whiskey; all of which will be sold low [?] for cash or approved notes at 30 and 60 days.
Also Trunks of every size and description, with any kind of Covering; Carpenter's and Joiner's tools, viz. Sash Plains double and single, with prickers and templets, Groving Plains with and without arms, different sizes, complete setts of Bench Plains, single and double ironed, Hallows and Rounds, Moulding Plains of every description, Braces and Bitts, &c. &c.
Halstead & Meglone.
Opposite the Markett House Lexington, K."

The same ad also appears in other issues of the KY Gazette, and I have paper copies of microfilm images of these issues:
Tuesday, February 26, 1811
Tuesday March 5, 1811
Tuesday March 12, 1811

A paper copy of Hugh Meglone's obituary from the Kentucky Gazette which reads:
"DIED-- In this place, on Friday last, Mr. HUGH MEGLONE, Merchant, of the house of Messrs. Holstead & Meglone." 12 March 1811

A paper copy of the microfilmed images of the estate inventory of Hugh Meglone, dated 10th July, 1811. Approved and ordered to be recorded in August Court, 1811. (page 243-244)

Paper copy of microfilm image of 1804 New York City Directory of listing for Hugh Meglone, carpenter, of 12 barclay.

Paper copy of:
Mary Meglone on 1811 Tax List, Fayette, with 2 slaves (1 over 16), and 1 horse. Microfilm #07958, page 89

Hugh Meglone of NY (b. abt 1770) married Mary Polly White 19 May 1792 (possible daughter Mary Ann Meglone? b. 1804?)

Current Research:

Researching Presbyterian church records of Lexington for older records with any mention of the Meglone family. I believe that it is likely the Meglones attended a church such as the First Presbyterian Church of Lexington because of the good probability that they were Scottish and that they were a prosperous merchant family. According to an article in the Kentucky Register, the upper classes of Lexington (including merchants) tended to favor the Episcopal church and the Presbyterian churches that did not follow the “revival” style preachings that were becoming all the rage in more rural areas. If the Meglones were Scottish, it is most likely they would either be Catholic or Presbyterian rather than Episcopal. If they followed the social trend of attending church within their social class, then the First Presbyterian Church would be the first place to check for records. The church was within walking distance of the store owned by Hugh Meglone and Daniel Halstead on Cheapside. It is believed the Hugh Meglone home was in the vicinity of the store and church. Since newspaper records provide the name of the man who performed the marriage of Montgomery and Maria, further research on this man may determine if he was a pastor at a local church. Further research into that church’s older records (if they exist) may add more to the Meglone family story.

I am currently tracking church records and hope to look at them in person if there is a chance they could contain valuable information.