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Triplett-Vest family of Owensboro, Kentucky

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  George Washington Triplett (1809-1894) — of Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky. Born in Franklin County, Ky., February 18, 1809. Member of Kentucky state legislature, 1840; member of Kentucky state senate, 1848-52; major in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Representative from Kentucky in the Confederate Congress, 1864-65. Baptist. Died in Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky., June 25, 1894 (age 85 years, 127 days). Interment at Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery, Owensboro, Ky.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  Relatives: Married, December 18, 1827, to Pamelia Andres Head (1810-1891); father of Robert Samuel Triplett (1830-1905).
  Political family: Triplett-Vest family of Owensboro, Kentucky.
George G. Vest George Graham Vest (1830-1904) — also known as George G. Vest — of Boonville, Cooper County, Mo.; Sedalia, Pettis County, Mo.; Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Born in Frankfort, Franklin County, Ky., December 6, 1830. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1860; Presidential Elector for Missouri, 1860; Delegate from Missouri to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62; Representative from Missouri in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65; Senator from Missouri in the Confederate Congress, 1865; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1879-1903; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1880. Slaveowner. Died in Sweet Springs, Saline County, Mo., August 9, 1904 (age 73 years, 247 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Brother of Louisa Morris Vest (1833-1899; who married Robert Samuel Triplett (1830-1905)).
  Political family: Triplett-Vest family of Owensboro, Kentucky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  Robert Samuel Triplett (1830-1905) — also known as Robert S. Triplett — of Owensboro, Daviess County, Ky. Born in Scott County, Ky., January 29, 1830. Steamboat business; commission merchant; railroad builder; member of Kentucky state senate, 1886-89. Died, from malarial fever, in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky., September 11, 1905 (age 75 years, 225 days). Interment at Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery, Owensboro, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of George Washington Triplett (1809-1894) and Pamela Andres (Head) Triplett (1810-1891); married, December 18, 1851, to Louisa Morris Vest (1833-1899; sister of George Graham Vest).
  Political family: Triplett-Vest family of Owensboro, Kentucky.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
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