Thomas Ware Was First City Clerk


Cynthiana may justly claim the reverence and respect due age, but as 
remarked elsewhere, compared to Damascus she is yet in her swaddling 
clothes.  She is an old but ever young city.  Evidences of her age remain 
in a few buildings that stood as monuments of the skill and substantial 
ideas of our fore-fathers, affections that cling about the few citizens 
who are left to connect us with the distant past. ...
The first city council was composed of these members: W.W. Cleary, Benson 
Roberts, Wm. Turtoy, M.L. Broadwell, Lawson Oxley, I.N. Miller, T.A. 
Frazier and John W. Peck.  Thomas Ware was the first city clerk.  John W. 
Peck, tresurer, and Wm. Smith, marshal and collector, the offices being 
combined.  A.H. Ward, afterwards congressman and pronounced by one of the 
judgesof the Court of Appeals, the best criminal lawyer in Kentucky, was 
the first city attorney.  By-laws were passed and the new order of things 
put into operation.

Cynthiana Democrat, June 1896, Page 1, Part 3

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