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Abbott, H. P. Almon

  • Name(s)
    • H. P. Almon Abbott
    • Henry Pryor Almon Abbott
  • Date of Birth
    • 1881
  • Date of Death
    • 1945
  • Residence(s)
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
  • Employment
    • Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, 1929-1945
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Bishop
    • Writer

Abell, Sam

Sam Abell

Photo: Christopher Michel

  • Name(s)
    • Sam Abell
  • Date of Birth
    •  February 19, 1945
    • Sylvania, Ohio
  • Residence(s)
    • Primary Residence: Albemarle County, Virginia
    • Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Employment
    • Contract Photographer for National Geographic, 1970-
    • Staff photographer for the Kentucky Kernel
    • Editor for the Kentuckian
  • Occupation(s)
    • Photographer
    • Editor
    • Teacher
    • Artist
    • Author

Adair, John

John Adair

  • Name(s)
    • John Adair
  • Date of Birth
    • January 9, 1757
    • Chester County, South Carolina
  • Date of Death
    • May 19, 1840
    • Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky
    • Buried in the Kentucky State Cemetery, Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky
    • Monument in his memory erected by State
  • Residence(s)
    • South Carolina
    • Mercer County, Kentucky

  • Education
    • Attended public schools in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Life Events
    • Senator and Representative for Kentucky
    • Served in the War of 1812
    • Served in the Northwest Indian War
    • Moved to Mercer County, Kentucky in 1786
    • Married Katherine Palmer in 1784, they eventually had twelve children
    • Served in the American Revolutionary War, 1775-1783
  • Employment
    • United States Senator for Kentucky, 1805-1806
    • Representative of Kentucky's 7th District at the U. S. House of Representatives, 1831-1833
    • Eighth Governor of Kentucky, 1820-1824
    • Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives, 1802-1803
    • Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, 1793-1795, 1798
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Politician, governor, representative, and senator
    • Military General

Adams, Frankie V.

Frankie V. Adams

  • Name(s)
    • Frankie V. Adams
    • Florence Victoria Adams
  • Date of Birth
    • July 9, 1902
    • near Danville, KY
  • Date of Death
    • August 29, 1979
    • Fulton, Georgia
    • Place of Burial: Hilldale Cemetery, Danville, KY
  • Residence(s)
    • Boyle County, KY
  • Education
    • Knoxville College
    • New York School of Social Work, 1927 (MSW)
  • Employment
    • Atlanta University, School of Social Work, professor
  • Field(s) of activity
    • Social service
    • Higher education
  • Occupation(s)
    • University and college faculty

Adams, James Taylor

James Taylor Adams

  • Name(s)
    • James Taylor Adams
  • Date of Birth
    • February 3, 1892 
    • Letcher County, KY
  • Date of Death
    • September 3, 1954
    • Big Laurel, Wise County, VA
  • Residence(s)
    • Hometown: Little Colly, Letcher County, KY
    • Primary Residence: Wise County, VA
  • Education
  • Employment
    • Virginia Writers Project
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Editor
    • Folklorist
    • Composer
    • Performer

Adams, Jesse E.

Jesse E. Adams

  • Name(s)
    • Jesse E. Adams
    • Jesse Earl Adams
  • Date of Birth
    • April 24, 1888
    • Monroe City, Indiana
  • Date of Death
    • March 9, 1945
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • Buried in the Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Monroe City, Indiana
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • A.M., Indiana University, 1922
  • Life Events
    • Member of the National Education Association
    • Member of the National Society for the Study of Education
    • Member of the American Association of University Professors
    • Member of the Kentucky Educational Association
    • Member of the Bluegrass School Executives Club
    • Member of Phi Beta Kapa, Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi, and the Masons
    • Served in the United States Army during World War I
  • Employment
    • Professor of Education, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1925-1945
    • Head of the Department of Education and Director of Summer Sessions, Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana, 1922-1925
    • Superintendent, Knox County Schools, Indiana, 1920-1921
    • Teacher and Principle, rural schools
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Professor
    • Teacher
    • Writer

Adams, Mark Wayne

Mark Wayne Adams

  • Name(s)
    • Mark Wayne Adams
  • Date of Birth
    • June 28, 1971
  • Residence(s)
    • Hometown: Dawson Springs, Caldwell and Hopkins Counties, Kentucky
  • Education
    • B.F.A., Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
    • Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts, 1988
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions (for a full list, visit Mark Wayne's Book Awards)
  • Employment
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Writer
    • Illustrator
    • Artist

Adams, Michael C. C.

  • Name(s):
    • Michael C. C. Adams
  • Date of Birth:
    • July 26, 1945
    • Nottinghamshire, England
  • Residence(s):
    • Nottinghamshire, England
    • Northern Kentucky
  • Education
    • Ph.D. in American Studies, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
    • B.A. in History, University of Wales
  • Life Events
    • Served a term on the governing board of the Kentucky Humanities Council
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Jefferson Davis Prize from the Museum of the Confederacy for Our Masters the Rebels: A Speculation on Military Failure in the East, 1861-1865, 1978
  • Employment
    • Professor, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky, 1972-2003
      • Regents Professor, 1996-2003
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Professor
    • Teacher
    • Writer

Adams, Morgan

Morgan Adams

  • Name(s)
    • Morgan Adams
  • Date of Birth
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • Berea, Madison County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • M.F.A. in Poetry, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2012
    • B.A., Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
  • Life Events
  • Employment
    • Editor-in-Chief and Poetry Editor, Osedax Press
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Poet
    • Writer
    • Editor

Adams, Steve

Steve Adams

  • Name(s)
    • Steve Adams
  • Date of Birth
  • Date of Death
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • B.A. in English Language and Literature, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Life Events
  • Employment
    • Real Estate Agent,  Bob Hayes Realty, Louisville, Kentucky 2014-present
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Realtor
    • Writer

Adams, William Y.

William Y. Adams

  • Name(s)
    • William Y. Adams
    • William Yewdale Adams
    • Bill Adams
  • Date of Birth
    • August 6, 1927
    • Los Angeles, California
  • Date of Death
    • August 22, 2019
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Los Angeles, California
    • Window Rock, Navajo Reservation, Arizona
    • Berkeley, California
    • Khartoum and Wadi Halfa, Sudan, 1959-1966
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, 1966-2019
  • Education
    • Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Arizona, 1957
    • B.A. in Anthropology, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California
    • Attended Stanford University, Stanford, California
  • Life Events
    • Founded the William Y. Adams Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student
    • Instituted a partnerships between the University of Kentucky and the Egypt Exploration Society in London, 1972
    • Served as a judge for the J. I. Staley Prize
    • Married Nettie Alice Kesseler, 1955
    • Served in the United States Navy, 1945-1946
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • First inductee into the University of Kentucky Colleges of Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame, 2009
    • Awarded the Order of the Two Niles from the government of Sudan, 2005
    • Herskovits Prize for Nubia: Corridor to Africa, 1978
  • Employment
    • Professor of Anthropology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1966-
    • Taught in Beijing, China and Almaty, Kazakhstan
    • Surveyor and Archaeologist, UNESCO, Lake Nassar, southern Egypt and northern Sudan, c.1959-1966
    • Surveyor, Museum of Northern Arizona, 1957-c.1959
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Archaeologist
    • Anthropologist
    • Writer

Adams-Wells, Aleechawa [Alethea] A.

  • Name(s)
    • Alethea A. Adams-Wells
    • Aleechawa Adams Wells
  • Date of Birth
    • October 20, 1952
    • Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • October 2, 2018
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky
    • Columbus, Ohio
    • Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Louisa High School, Louisa, Kentucky
    • South High School, Columbus, Ohio
    • Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky
  • Life Events
    • Was the first modern woman to walk the Trail of Tears, 1,100 miles from Rattlesnake Springs, Tennessee to Tahlequah, Oklahoma
  • Awards
    • Miss Central Ohio
    • Miss Franklin Ohio Firefighter
    • Miss Dandy Potato Chip
    • Miss WRFD
    • Miss NHRA
  • Employment
    • Professional model
    • Served in the United States Air Force
    • Taught the Cherokee language at Morehead State University, Kentucky
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Model
    • Pilot
    • Teacher
    • Writer
    • Horse trainer

Adkins, Minnie

Minne Adkins

Photo credit: hpousner

  • Name(s)
    • Minnie Adkins
    • Minnie Evon Adkins
  • Date of Birth
    • March 13, 1934
    • Isonville, Elliott County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Isonville, Elliot County, Kentukcy
    • Dayton, Ohio, 1968-1983
    • Newcombe Creek, Elliot County, Kentucky, 1983-present
  • Education
    • Honorary Doctorate in Humanities, Morehead State University, 1998
  • Life Events
    • Married Garland Atkins, 1952, he passed away in 1997
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Carvings are part of The Smithsonian Institution's collections
    • Carvings are a part of the Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD.
    • Folk Art Museum, Morehead, Kentucky, adopted one of her designs as their logo
    • Individual Artist Award of the Governor's Awards in the Arts, 1998
    • A gallery in the Kentucky Folk Art Center in Morehead, Kentucky, was named in honor of Minnie and Garland Adkins
    • Appalachian Treasure Award from Morehead State University, 1994
    • Al Smith Fellowship for Individual Artists from the Kentucky Arts Council, 1993
    • Certificate of Merit for Program Presentation from the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association, 1993
    • Distinguished Artist Award from the Folk Art Society of America, 1993
    • Award for Leadership in Arts and Culture from the Eastern Kentucky Leadership Foundation, 1993
    • Jane Morton Norton Award from Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, 1992
    • Chosen as one of five Kentucky artists featured in Millard and Ramona Lampell's book, O' Appalachia, 1987
    • Morehead State University premiered several of her pieces when they opened their Folk Art Collection (now Kentucky Folk Art Center), 1985
  • Employment
    • Professional artist
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Wood carver
    • Painter
    • Illustrator
    • Quilter