From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Horsemen Who Lived in Pralltown (Lexington, KY)

(start date: 1880  -  end date: 1940) It was the year 1868 when the first seven African Americans puchased land in Pralltown located in Lexington, KY. The community is bordered by Scott Street, Limestone Street, Prall Street, and the Kentucky Central Railroad tracks. Pralltown would continue to grow and among the neighbors were many horsemen who were also listed as farm laborers in the U.S. Census. The Pralltown residents are listed on pages 45-51 of the 1880 U.S. Census with 339 persons enumerated: 293 Blacks and Mulattoes, 46 Whites (Ancestry). Below are the names of many of the African American horsemen who lived in Pralltown between 1880 and 1940.

AFRICAN AMERICAN HORSEMEN 1880-1940 WHO LIVED IN PRALLTOWN, LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY

NAME

BIRTH YEAR

JOB

STREET NAME

CENSUS RECORD

Anderson, Charlie

1893

Horse Rubber

Montmullin

1920

Anderson, Lewis

 

Horse Trainer

Montmullin

1881 Lexington City Directory

Anderson, Hughes

1899

Exerciser

Montmullin

1920

Barber, Daniel

1865

Horse Trainer

Prall

1900

Bean, Noah

 

Horse Trainer

Prall

1930

Bradshaw, George

1872

Horse Hand

Prall

1900

Bradshaw, Sa..?

1855

Horse Trainer

Colfax

1900

Buckner, Frank Jr.

1884

Jockey

Prall

1900

Burleson, Thornton

1883

Groom

Montmullin

1940

Carpenter, William

1870

Horse Rubber

Colfax

1920

Chinn, Joseph

1880

Horse Rubber

Montmullin

1920

Chinn, Joe H.

1884

Groom

Prall

1930

Clayborne, William

1887

Horse Rubber

Montmullin

1920

Combs, Henry

1863

Horse Trainer

Montmullin

1910

Combs, James H.

1868

Horse Rubber

Montmullin

1900

Combs, Thomas

1872

Horse Rubber

Montmullin

1900

Curtis, John

1880

Stable Boy

Colfax

1900

Curtis, Willie

1879

Stable Boy

Colfax

1900

Davis, Price

1878

Jockey

Montmullin

1900

Davis, William M.

1894

Groom

Montmullin

1920

Dawson, John

1865

Horse Trainer

Prall

1900

English, Jesse

1890

Exerciser

Colfax

1930

Evans, William

1855

Horse Rubber

Montmullin

1920

Gray, James

1882

Groom

Montmullin

1930

Hagans, George

1878

Stable Boy

Colfax

1900

Hamilton, Moin?

1887

Stable Boy

Prall

1900

Herndon, Joseph

1863

Horse Rubber

Prall

1900

Herndon, Joseph

1867

Groom

Prall

1920

Hooks, John

1899

Exerciser

Montmullin

1920

Howard, Ed

1860

Groom

Prall

1940

Howard, Robert

1866

Horse Rubber

Prall

1920

Jonas, Josh

1873

Horse Trainer

Colfax

1900

Jones, James

1890

Horse Rubber

Montmullin

1920

Lee, Albert

1866

Exerciser

Colfax

1920

Lewis, Edward

1878

Horse Trainer

Montmullin

1900

Maston, Chester

1899

Groom

Montmullin

1940

Matthews, …?

1875

Horse Trainer

Colfax

1900

Montgomery, John J.

1880

Horse Trainer

Montmullin

1920

Morton, Harry

1859

Horse Rubber

Prall

1900

Mowgrath, William

1868

Horse Rubber

Montmullin

1920

Nero, Elijah

1881

Jockey

Montmullin

1900

Newman, David

1881

Exerciser

Montmullin

1920

Palmer, John

1862

Horse Rubber

Prall

1900

Palmer, James

1894

Horse Rubber

Prall

1920

Powell, Arthur

1900

Groom

Prall

1930

Powells, Robert

1900

Groom

Montmullin

1940

Rogers, Thomas

1874

Groom

Prall

1920

Scott, Henry Jr.

1879

Horse Rubber

Colfax

1900

Skinner, Charlie

1854

Horse Rubber

Colfax

1920

Smith, John H.

1908

Groom

Montmullin

1930

Smith, John

1904

Groom

Montmullin

1940

Stevenson, Dunlap

1843

Horse Trainer

Montmullin

1900

Street, William

1874

Horse Trainer

Prall

1900

Taylor, Isaac

1891

Horse Rubber

Montmullin

1920

Taylor, Joseph

1852

Horse Trainer

Montmullin

1910

Ulans, Howard

1894

Groom

Montmullin

1930

Van Dyke, John

1923

Groom

Prall

1940

Wells, Horace

1885

Jockey

Colfax

1900

Wells, William

1908

Groom

Montmullin

1930

White, James

1891

Groom

Montmullin

1940

Whitney, Lem O.

1900

Jockey

Prall

1920

Whitney, Robert

1901

Jockey

Prall

1920

Williams, Frank

1892

Groom

Prall

1930

Winchester, Harvey

1873

Horse Rubber

Montmullin

1920

Winchester, Harvey

1874

Groom

Montmullin

1940

Winchester, Harvey

1880

Horseman

Montmullin

1930

Woodson, George

1896

Horse Rubber

Colfax

1920

Woodson, William

1868

Stable Boy

Colfax

1900

Woodson, William

 

Horse Trainer

Montmullin

1909 Lexington City Directory

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References

Cited in this Entry

NKAA Entry: Pralltown (Lexington, KY)
NKAA Entry: Nero, Elijah
NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)

Cite This NKAA Entry:

“Horsemen Who Lived in Pralltown (Lexington, KY),” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 31, 2021, https://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/300004259.

Last modified: 2021-07-04 21:15:00