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Judge Alexander Pope Humphrey
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Birth: Jan. 26, 1848
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 1928
Glenview
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"). 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Porter Humphrey (1809 - 1887)
  Martha Ann Pope Humphrey (1820 - 1886)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Moss Churchill Humphrey (1851 - 1926)*
 
 Children:
  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)*
 
 Siblings:
  Adies Humphrey (1842 - 1843)**
  Edward William Cornelius Humphrey (1844 - 1917)**
  Alexander Pope Humphrey (1848 - 1928)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Cave Hill Cemetery
Louisville
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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