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Encyclopedia > Beriah Magoffin

Beriah Magoffin (April 18, 1815 - February 28, 1885) was the Governor of Kentucky from 1859 to 1862. April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Official language(s) English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 37th 104,749 km² 225 km 610 km 1. ...

Magoffin was Governor of Kentucky at the outbreak of the Civil War. He was sympathetic to the South and attempted to steer a course of secession for the state. The incursion of Confederate troops and lopsided majorities against him in the Kentucky General Assembly eventually brought Kentucky around to the Union despite Magoffin's convictions. After this occured he presided over Kentucky's extra-constitutional secession convention at Russelville, Kentucky. This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ... The Kentucky General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Kentucky. ...

Magoffin County, Kentucky was named after Governor Beriah Magoffin. Magoffin County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ...

He was born in 1815 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, and died in 1885 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. He is buried at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The Battle of New Orleans 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Harrodsburg is a city located in Mercer County, Kentucky. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Harrodsburg is a city located in Mercer County, Kentucky. ... Harrodsburg is a city located in Mercer County, Kentucky. ...

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Handbook of Texas Online: MAGOFFIN, JAMES WILEY (1169 words)
James Wiley Magoffin, pioneering El Paso settler and merchant, was born in 1799 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, the son of Beriah and Jane (McAfee) Magoffin, Sr., and the brother of Beriah Magoffin, Jr., who later became governor of Kentucky.
Magoffin was the American consul in Saltillo, Coahuila, from 1825 to 1831.
Magoffin and his allies were indicted at Mesilla for assault, but they were beyond the jurisdiction of the New Mexico territorial court and never came to trial.
Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Border States (Civil War) (905 words)
Magoffin vetoed the proclamation, but the legislature voted against Magoffin and the resolution was passed.
Magoffin, still functioning as official governor in Frankfort, would not recognize the Kentucky Confederates nor their attempts to establish a government in the state.
Magoffin, fed up with the party divisions within the population and legislature announced a special session and resigned his office in 1862.
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