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Judge Alexander Pope Humphrey
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Birth: Jan. 26, 1848
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 1928
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

Bio provided by JH Barr

Judge Alexander Pope Humphrey lived at "Fincastle" which overlooked the Ohio River in Glenview, in eastern Louisville. He served as a circuit court chancery judge in Louisville in 1880, was with the firm of Humphrey, Crawford & Middleton and was counsel for Southern Railway Company and other corporations. He was a founder of the Filson Historical Society in 1884, president of the Louisville Bar Association in 1909 and president of the Pendennis Club in 1917. He married in 1879, a cousin, Mary Moss Churchill (1848/51-1926), daughter of Capt. Alexander Pope (1809-78) and Mary McKinley Churchill (1820-81), of Louisville. Their five children were Ethel Churchill (1880-1938), Edward Porter, II (1881-86), Alexander Pope, Jr. (1883-1917), Judge Churchill (1885-1970), and Mary Churchill Humphrey (1887-1972). Mary McKinley Churchill was a daughter of Justice John McKinley (1780-1852) who was U.S. senator, 1826-31, U.S. representative, 1833-35, from Alabama, and justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1837-52.

See E. Polk Johnson, A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians (Chicago & New York, 1912), II: 643-644; H. Levin, Lawyers and Lawmakers of Kentucky (Chicago, 1897), 209-210; W.H. Perrin, Kentucky, A History of the State (Louisville & Chicago, 1888), VIII-A: 813; Alwin Seekamp and Roger Burlingame, Who's Who in Louisville (Louisville, 1912), 130; William and Mary College Quarterly (1st Series), IX: 248-249; Charles Timothy Todhunter, The Churchill Family Genealogy (McDowell Pub., Utica, Ky., 1992), II: 345, 369-376; Vince Staten, Law at the Falls, A History of the Louisville Legal Profession (Dallas, 1997), 52 (picture of Judge Humphrey); Winfrey P. Blackburn, Jr. and R. Scott Gill, Country Houses of Louisville, 1899-1939 (Butler Books, Louisville, Ky. 2011), 220, 228 (picture of "Fincastle"). 
Family links: 
  Edward Porter Humphrey (1809 - 1887)
  Martha Ann Pope Humphrey (1820 - 1886)
  Mary Moss Churchill Humphrey (1851 - 1926)*
  Ethel Churchill Humphrey Mellon (1880 - 1938)*
  Edward Porter Humphrey (1881 - 1889)*
  Alexander Pope Humphrey (1883 - 1917)*
  Churchill Humphrey (1885 - 1970)*
  Mary Churchill Humphrey (1887 - 1972)*
  Adies Humphrey (1842 - 1843)**
  Edward William Cornelius Humphrey (1844 - 1917)**
  Alexander Pope Humphrey (1848 - 1928)
*Calculated relationship
Cave Hill Cemetery
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section P, Lot 672
Created by: EliseLB
Record added: Jul 21, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114160960
Judge Alexander Pope Humphrey
Added by: JHBarr
Judge Alexander Pope Humphrey
Added by: EliseLB
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