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Abraham Perry (1842-1908)

 
 
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Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 27, 2021
1. Abraham Perry (1842-1908) Marker
Inscription.  known as Abe, was born in Midway, Woodford County. He began his career as a Thoroughbred trainer for Abraham Buford, Bosque Bonita Far, Woodford County where he trained McWhitter (1876-1878). Perry became assistant trainer for Leonard W. Jerome, New York in 1881. Onondaga, one of the Thoroughbreds owned by Jerome, would later be retired to stud on Milton Young's McGrathiana Farm, Lexington. Perry trained Thoroughbred Joe Cotton, winner of seven major titled races including the Kentucky, Tennessee and Cony Island Derbies in 1885, while he was employed by J.T. Williams. Clara Taylor of Lexington and Abraham Perry married March 1, 1880; they were parents of Abraham Murphy and Lucie. Their home still stands at 216 Eastern Avenue.
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansAnimalsCemeteries & Burial SitesSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 38° 3.072′ N, 84° 28.616′ W.
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Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from East 7th Street. Marker is located in African Cemetery No. 2. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 419 East 7th Street, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Farriers (within shouting distance of this marker); Isaac Burns Murphy (within shouting distance of this marker); African Americans in the Horse Industry Buried Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Cassius Clay Tankersly (c. 1866-1886) (within shouting distance of this marker); James 'Soup' Perkins (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas 'Tommy' Britton (within shouting distance of this marker); Trainers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Groomsman (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .  Abraham Perry (Wikipedia). (Submitted on March 30, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
Abraham Perry (1842-1908) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, March 27, 2021
2. Abraham Perry (1842-1908) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 30, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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