Everett, Isaac

Born: 1803-11-15 Woodford County, Kentucky

Died: 1873-01-18 Louisville, Kentucky

Flourished: Louisville, Kentucky

Everett was initially a wholesale dry-goods merchant in Louisville, Kentucky. He married Adele Barney. In 1835, he and a partner took over management of the Galt House, a prestigious Louisville hotel. In 1847, he served as a city councilman for Louisville. Everett was one of the first trustees of the University of Louisville and a director of the Bank of Kentucky. In the 1840s, Abraham Lincoln handled several legal cases for Everett involving debts owed to him.

For Lincoln's cases involving Everett, search "Everett, Isaac," Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org; J. Stoddard Johnston, ed., Memorial History of Louisville (Chicago: American Biographical, [1896]), 1:88, 89, 647; E. Polk Johnson, A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians (Chicago: Lewis, 1912), 3:1624; Gravestone, Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY.