Judge Francis Triplett Hord, Jr

Judge Francis Triplett Hord, Jr

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  • Name Judge Francis Triplett Hord, Jr 
    Title Judge 
    Suffix Jr 
    Born 24 Nov 1835  Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I272008483465  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2013 

    Father Francis Triplett Hord, Sr,   b. 19 Sep 1797, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1869, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Scott Moss,   b. 31 Oct 1806, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1884, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1826 
    Family ID F246729426046  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Emma Banfield,   b. Abt 1837, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 16 Aug 1859  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:

    • Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 about Francis T Hord
      Name: Francis T Hord
      Spouse Name: Emma Banfill
      Marriage Date: Aug 16 1859
    Children 
     1. William Banfield Hord,   b. 27 May 1860, Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Charles Percival Hord,   b. Aug 1863, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth Hord,   b. Abt 1867, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Horace Hord, Sr,   b. Dec 1868, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1936, Westchester County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
     5. Mary Hord,   b. Abt 1878, Barthholomew County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F246729426099  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elvira Slave,   b. Unknown 
    Children 
     1. No Name Hord,   b. Mar 1857, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William Hord,   b. 2 Aug 1861, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F246729427387  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Rachel Slave,   b. Unknown 
    Children 
     1. Serepta Hord,   b. 10 Sep 1861, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F246729427388  Group Sheet

    Family 4 Mary Slave,   b. Unknown 
    Children 
     1. Alice Hord,   b. Dec 1857, Mason County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F246729427389  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Nov 1835 - Mason County, Kentucky Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Aug 1859 - Indiana Link to Google Earth
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    Francis T Hord Jr
    Francis T Hord Jr
    From Phil Mullen

  • Notes 
    • 1850 Census District 2, Mason, Kentucky as Frances F HORD
      1870 Census Columbus, Bartholomew, Indiana as Francis T HORD
      1880 Census Columbus, Bartholomew, Indiana as F T HORD
      1910 Census Columbus Ward 1, Bartholomew, Indiana as Francis T HORD

    • Ref: "Genealogy of the Hord Family" by Rev. Arnold Harris Hord, 1898

      States: Francis Triplett Hord ,; (Francis Triplett Hord 5 ,
      Elias 1 , Jesse 3 , Thomas 2 , John 1 ), was born November 24, 1835, in Mason County, Kentucky; studied law with his father, and was admitted to the bar in 1856. In March, 1857, he removed to Columbus, Indiana. He was elected Prosecuting Attorney in 1858, and held the position for two years; State Senator, 1862-66; renominated, but declined; Presidential Elector in 1876 and 1880; Attorney-General of the State for two terms, 1882-86. For twenty years lie was County Attorney for Bartholomew County, Indiana, and City Attorney for the city of Columbus for four years. In 1880 he was Chairman of the Democratic State Convention held at Indianapolis. During the campaigns of 1882 and 1884 he canvassed the State in the interest of the Democratic party, and on account of his ability as an orator he has been called " the silver tongued orator of the West." On the death of Hon. Michael C. Kerr, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, he was nominated to fill his place as a Representative to Congress, but declined that honor. In 1892 the members of the bar and hundreds of the citizens of the Ninth Judicial District, in Indiana, presented him a petition, requesting him to allow his name to be used as a candidate for Circuit Judge in said district, and he was nominated and elected, out of deference to the request of the bar and the people, surrendering a large and lucrative practice thereby. During his term as Attorney-General he attended to much complex and difficult litigation for the State, and wrote a volume of " Opinions" upon constitutional and State questions, which were afterwards published by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana for the use of State and county officers. In March, 1885, he became a guest of Hon. Thomas A. Hendricks, at his request, when he proceeded to "Washington to be inaugurated as Vice-President of the United States, who was always a close and steadfast friend of Judge Hord. During Judge Hord's two terms of office as Attorney-General, it is said "that he had the best record as Attorney-General in the United States, with two exceptions." In the spring of 1897, on the death of Judge W. S. Holman, the venerable and distinguished Congressman from Indiana, Judge Hord was tendered the nomination.

      The following arc extracts taken from several Indiana
      newspapers at that time :

      " The Democrats of the Fourth Congressional District have a duty to perform of the greatest importance. It is of concern both to the party and to the district. From away back, Bartholomew County, with but a brief exception, has been represented in Congress by men of great ability and national reputation, so that no one who visited Washington City would be ashamed to point to his Congressman and say, 'This is my Congressman. He is from my district.' "We have been especially fortunate in having been well represented in the lower House. At one time by Hoi man, at another time by Matson, at another time by Cooper, and last by Holman again. It behooves the Democrats to select their best man available for the position, and not let personal ambition or personal friendship interfere with the choice. This district is worthy a representative of ability and integrity, and as the district is surely Democratic, it is the duty of Democrats to put forward their best man. We have several able men in the district, and it would be a shame if the party should make the blunder of nominating a man unfit for the position simply because the man has the assurance to ask for it. We want a man who will be a strength and an honor to the party. Judge Francis T. Hord is just such a man. He is not only an able man in every respect, but he has always been a faithful Democrat, and in every position he has held he has reflected honor on the party that elected him. While Judge Hord is in no sense a candidate, he cannot, as a good loyal Democrat, refuse the nomination if tendered him. We believe his name ought to be presented before the convention, and that the party will do honor to itself by nominating him. It will be remembered that he came very near getting the nomination before, even over his own protest. lSTo\v we believe that if he will give his consent he can benominated without any trouble. Judge Hord is not in the city, so that his feelings in the matter can be ascertained, but we feel pretty certain that he will be reluctant to give up his present position as judge of this judicial district. But if the sacrifice is demanded by the Democracy of the district, we do not believe he can refuse."

      Judge Hord, however, declined the nomination, and the
      following newspaper article is one of many expressions of
      regret that appeared at the time :

      "The Herald regrets to announce the withdrawal of
      Judge Hord from the Congressional race, or rather his declination to become a candidate. While he had not, so we understand, consented at any time to be a candidate, yet it was understood and hoped that he would accept the nomination if tendered him. He is so well worthy the honor of the nomination and election, so well fitted for the position of Congressman, both by his natural ability and by education, that his friends hoped that he could be induced to allow his name to be used for the position. Cut, after mature deliberation, he has decided definitely that he can- not consent to allow his name to be used in that connection.

      His card will be found in another column."

      In the ?? Encyclopaedia of Biography of Indiana," vol. i. p. 07. and in the " Bench and Bar of Indiana."* by Taylor, p. 637, which contain biographical sketches of Judge Hord, it is said of liim that " he exhibits a clear, forcible, argumentative style of oratory, with an impassioned delivery, that arrests attention and moves an assembly. He was always a great student, and is a profound lawyer and a gentleman of the old school." (For a further account of him, see " The Illustrated Centennial Record of Kentucky," by S. C. Elliott, p. 39.) He married Miss Emma Banfield.



    • U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865 about Francis Y Hord
      Name: Francis Y Hord
      Residence: Columbus, Indiana
      Class: 1
      Congressional District: 3rd
      Age on 1 July 1863: 27
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836
      Race: White
      Marital Status: Married
      Place of Birth: Kentucky


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