★  Boyle, Jeremiah Tilford

Jeremiah Tilford Boyle

Born: May 22, 1818
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Birthplace: Boyle County, Kentucky

Father: U.S. Congressman John Boyle 1774 – 1834
(Buried: Bellevue Cemetery, Danville, Kentucky)​

Mother: Elizabeth Tilford 1781 – 1833
(Buried: Bellevue Cemetery, Danville, Kentucky)​

Wife: Elizabeth Owsley Anderson 1825 – 1886
(Buried: Bellevue Cemetery, Danville, Kentucky)​

Children:

Simeon Anderson Boyle 1843 – 1844​
(Buried: Bellevue Cemetery, Danville, Kentucky)​
Lt. Colonel William Owsley Boyle 1845 – 1864​
(Buried: Bellevue Cemetery, Danville, Kentucky)​
St. John Boyle 1847 – 1906​
(Buried: Bellevue Cemetery, Danville, Kentucky)​
Henry Barret Boyle 1851 – 1870​
(Buried: Bellevue Cemetery, Danville, Kentucky)​
Amelia Boyle Woolfolk 1854 – 1908​
(Buried: Bellevue Cemetery, Danville, Kentucky)​
Samuel Gill Boyle 1860 – 1927​
(Buried: Bellevue Cemetery, Danville, Kentucky)​
Roberta Boyle Butler 1865 – 1927​
(Buried: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky)​
Boyle Gill Boyle 1867 – 1925​
(Buried: Bellevue Cemetery, Danville, Kentucky)​

Education:

1838: Graduated from College of New Jersey​
Studied law at Transylvania University​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Harrodsburg and Danville, Kentucky​
Advocate for Gradual Emancipation for Slaves​
1849: Delegate to Kentucky State Constitutional Convention​
1860: Supporter of Constitutional Union Political Party​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1864: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers​
1862: Served in the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee​
1862 – 1864: Military Governor of Kentucky​
Acted as Commander of District of Kentucky and Western Kentucky​
Dispatched troops Several times to combat John Hunt Morgan​
1864: Resigned from the army after his son was Killed in battle​

Occupation after War:

Land Speculator and interested in Street Railways​
Urged Louisville, Kentucky Officials to build Street Railway​
1865: President of Louisville City Railway Company​
1866 – 1871: President of Evansville, Henderson, Nashville Railroad​
Secured French investors to back narrow – gauge rail service in Kentucky​


Died:
July 28, 1871

Place of Death: Louisville, Kentucky

Age at time of Death: 53 years old

Burial Place: Bellevue Cemetery, Danville, Kentucky
 
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I'm guessing his ineffectiveness against Confederate Cavalry or Guerrilla activity had something to do with his resignation. His heavy -handed methods were well known among the locals too. He resigned when removed from Kentucky and ordered to Knoxville, Tennessee.
 

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