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Bohannan, Thomas (Bohannon)

Born: 1815 Richmond, Virginia

Died: 1901 Louisville, Kentucky

Flourished: Louisville, Kentucky

Alternate name: Bohannon

After studying medicine at the University of Louisville, Bohannan settled in Louisville, where he practiced medicine and farmed. He married Emily Miller, with whom he had thirteen children. Bohannan was a life member of the Virginia Historical Society as well as the Filson Historical Society in Louisville. The firm of Thomas Bohannan & Company, composed of Bohannan and J. W. Greenhow, were wholesale dealers in drugs, paints, and dye stuffs in Louisville.

Charles Kerr, ed., History of Kentucky (Chicago: American Historical Society, 1922), 3:398-99; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Jefferson County, KY, 262; William G. Lyford, Western Address Directory: Containing the Cards of Merchants, Manufacturers, and Other Business Men (Baltimore: Joseph Robinson, 1837), 376.