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Page l7. { l Colonel Whitley was sixty—five years of age when war was declared with Great Britain in 1812; and though he had held the rank of colonel in the Kentucky militia, he enlisted as a private. He was killed in action at the Battle of the Thames in l8l3. l Wickland l =%E %EF"+j'— .§.€iE ;“ \·qr #-va -. ;. · `.~1§,>¥!l!]·[l,l ·v is ;_ -..-- `Q vi 'z »—>4·!¤ -— ..,...... § _¢ Q ~' ·`¥—5é'-'a'.1. - 2 T ¢f‘= . . . . ;»¤·- ’%%?E=·'=' | 1 :& ·azai T; Q ‘ E-EE “EEl. i { il"` y;,-;-_-5--1_- K -2;%% . I ll * Vi +3*357 ~ ;==.·:=.1* T · r·' W 1:-::.:- T :':;r.:.1g cc tr.;-:.;:.1 L_ -:1-:21 `1 * V 1 .:i·s.=%*¥ . l l N ° -E-'=='=1` T Qi {E} i §;1.::.·:.··.= 5%%-iii L c I yl i?E§E·}E { EEE-iii- i ·?€‘$;€i·.'-S ·: ..=·.==_ E::?s·e·:· g Nelson County, Ky. Wiokland, built in l8l7 by Charles Anderson Wickliffe and located { i just east of Bardstown in Nelson County, is one of the best examples of { Federal architecture in Kentucky. The stately mansion is referred to as 1 "The Home of Three Governors“ and is reputed to be the only home in the j United States from which three governors from one family came. l The sixteen—room residence was designed by John Marshall Brown l and John Rogers. Two stories in height, with finished attic and basement, it rests upon a foundation of native stone. Brick was used in the con- ‘ struction of the exterior walls. The interior partitions were brick and studs, plastered. The roof was of frame construction, covered with wood ~ shingles. The house floors were of random width ash; the basement floor, - earthen. The perfection of detail and the general magnificence of the build- · ing makes it evident the planning was done on a grand scale with little