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George VENABLE, M.D.
Elizabeth HILL
Mary WORTHINGTON
Husband:  George VENABLE
Birth:  1797/8, Fayette Co., KY
Death:  1870-80, presumably in Paducah, McCracken Co., KY
Occupation:  physician
Father:  Judge Abraham VENABLE
Mother:  Mary MORTON
Marriage-1:  17 Apr 1823, Trigg Co., KY
Wife-1:  Elizabeth HILL
Death:  bef. 1839, Christian Co., KY
Marriage-2:  15 May 1839, Christian Co., KY
Wife-2:  Mary WORTHINGTON
Birth:  1802/3, KY
Death:  1870-80, presumably in Paducah, McCracken Co., KY
Occupation:  homemaker
Other Spouse:  m1. 13 Jan 1824, Mercer Co., KY, Madison S. WORTHINGTON [possibly her cousin]
Other Child:  Margaret WORTHINGTON, b. 1824/5, KY
Children with Elizabeth HILL born in KY:
1.  Caroline Elizabeth VENABLE, b. 4 Jul 1824; d. 17 Sep 1857; m. 10 Sep 1842, Christian Co., KY, Thomas GREEN (1819-1896)
2.  (Daughter A) VENABLE, b. 1820-25; must have died young
3.  Lucy Jane VENABLE, b. 1828/9; m. 17 Oct 1844, Christian Co., KY, Thomas Sharp BRYAN (1823- )
4.  (Daughter B) VENABLE, b. 1825-30; must have died young
5.  (Daughter C) VENABLE, b. 1825-30; must have died young
Children with Mary WORTHINGTON born in Christian Co., KY:
6.  George W. VENABLE, b. 1840
7.  James E. VENABLE, b. 1841/2


Sources (n.b., I have checked the Christian Co. tax rolls up to 1823 and the Christian Co. court order books up to 1825, and there is no sign of any VENABLE):

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229; online at Ancestry.com):
Venable, George Hill, Elizabeth 17 Apr 1823 Trigg Co.
Venable, George Worthington, Mary F. 15 May 1839 Christian Co.
Green, Thomas Venable, Caroline E. 24 Feb 1843 Christian Co.
Bryan, Thomas S. Venable, Lucy Jane 17 Oct 1844 Christian Co.

2.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1830 (Broderbund CD-315):  not found.  (The only George VENABLE on the CD is in Columbiana Co., OH, and he is not our subject.) 

3a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):
1840 Venablesm George KY Christian Co. Hopkinsville p. 188
Note that not only is VENABLE misspelled, but that there is no comma after the surname, which means both names are in one field in the database, which means they don't come up on a "normal" search (see next source).  These same errors are also found in the index online at Ancestry.com.

3b.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #5 and #7 of 9 Image #6 is a repeated fragment of Image #5; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen).  Because of the errors mentioned in the previous source, you can only pull up this record by doing a search on "venablesm george" in the surname field (the given name field is blank, with both names in the surname field).  I have notified Ancestry.com (25 Jul 2002) of the index error and the useless page fragment.  I wouldn't hold my breath that they will fix it.
1840 KY Christian Co. Hopkinsville pp. 187B-188A George Venable 000 010 100 - 003 201 000 100 000 - 001 000 11 0000002
The number 11 should be the total number of individuals in the household, but I count only ten.  These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 20-29 1810-1820 = ?
1 white male 40-49 1790-1800 = George (b. 1792)
3 white females 10-14 1825-1830 = Lucy (b. 1828/9)
= Daughter C
= Daughter B
2 white females 15-19 1820-1825 = Daughter A
= Caroline (b. 1824)
1 white female 30-39 1800-1810 = Mary (b. 1802/3)
1 male slave 9 or under 1830-1840 = ? 
1 female slave 24-35 1804-1816 = ?
2 persons employed in learned professions and engineering
The male in his 20's can only be George's son if George had a prior marriage, which he was old enough to have had, though it is probably more likely that George had a male assistant, perhaps a young doctor.  The only other VENABLE in the county is Abraham VENABLE.

4.  1850 Census Index/Microfilm (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):  District No. 2, Christian Co., KY, p. 426B, 983/1051, enumerated 19 Oct 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
George Venable 52 M Physician 3000 Kentucky
Mary T. A. " 47 F        "
George W.  " 10 M        "
James E.   "  8 M        "
Margaret Worthington 25 F   3000    "
Andrew J Wyatt 25 M Teacher      "
Margaret is Mary's daughter from a prior marriage.  George is the only VENABLE in Christian Co., KY.

5.  1860 Census Images (online at Genealogy.com; Image #14 of 26):  Hopkinsville P.O., Town of Hopkinsville, Christian Co., KY, Roll 362 (Book 1), p. 681, PN 33, 221/221, enumerated 4 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
George Venable 62 M   Physician 4000 3000 Ky
Mary M Venable 57 F         Ky
George W Venable 19 M   Merchant     Ky
James E Venable 17 M   Clerk     Ky
Frederick Juny 40 M   Teacher of male school 6000 1000 France
Margaret E Juny 36 F         Ky
George Juny  4 M         Ky
Frederick Juny  2 M         Ky
Madison Juny  1 M         Ky
Margaret (WORTHINGTON) JUNY is Mary's daughter from a prior marriage.

6.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #43 of 174):  Paducah P.O., Paducah (Division No. 111), McCracken Co., KY, Roll 487 (Book 1), p. 118A, PN 43, 332/332, enumerated 10 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Venable George 72 M W Physician 1800 250 Ky
_______ Mary L M 66 F W Housekeeper     "
_______ James E 27 M W Medical Student     "
Green Amstead? 75 M B Domestic Sevt     Va
_____ Patsy 50 F B "      "     "

7.  LDS.  Family Search: Census Records: 1880 United States (online at FamilySearch.org):  neither George nor Mary (nor James) found.

8.  Mary Stuart Green Edmunds.  1982.  "Edmunds Family."  Pages 642-669 in Genealogies of Virginia Families: from the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine.  Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD (Broderbund CD-186):
p. 659 ...One of the children of Abraham and Sally Venable was Dr. George Venable who married (first wife) Elizabeth Hill of Cadiz, Trigg County, Ky.  Dr. George Venable lived in Hopkinsville, KY. where he practiced his profession for many years; they had two daughters: Caroline Elizabeth Venable, born July 4, 1824; died September 17, 1857; married Sept 10, 1842, Thomas Green (first wife), born Sept 20, 1819; died Oct 3, 1896; their third child, George Venable Green, born March 23, 1848; died Oct 11, 1926; married, Feb 18, 1869, Elizabeth Westwood Dade, born Oct 1, 1845; died January 11, 1923; their eldest child Mary Stuart Green married Nov 19, 1895 Stuart Ashby Edmunds, born Sept 16, 1867; died August 31, 1930; no issue...

9.  Email from "INNOE" at aol.com (18 Oct 2001):
Your Margaret Worthington is connected to the Maryland Worthingtons.  One of her sons is buried in the Episcopal Church in Worthington Valley, MD.  While in Kentucky, she married Frederick Augustus Juny, an Episcopal cleric originally from Alsace.  They had four sons, only one of those, F.A. Juny, Jr., had a descendant -- a daughter Margaret.  They lived in Tennessee.  That Margaret's death is in the SSN records.  I have other information, but it is boxed and unaccessible for a while.  I think (but am not sure) that George Venable's wife was also a Worthington.  Margaret died in the 1860's, and 
Frederick remarried.  That's all I remember without looking up written information.

10.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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