Philip T. Hartford,

editor and publisher of the Vevay "Democrat," was born in Shelby County, Ky., in 1849, a son of William and Betsy (Hamilton) Hartford, natives of Virginia. His paternal grandfather, Thomas Hartford, with his family, moved from Culpepper County, Va., to Shelby County, Ky., about 1810, and died there at about seventy-five years of age. His parents were married in Shelby County and subsequently moved to Henry County where they now reside, engaged in agriculture. Philip T. grew up on the farm and after obtaining the rudiments of an education in the district schools, entered the Georgetown College, Ky., in 1868, graduating in 1873, with the first honors of the class. In the same fall he was elected superintendent of the Vevay schools which position he held for eight consecutive years. In partnership with F.M. Dalmazzo he purchased the Vevay "Democrat," which he has since conducted, purchasing his partner's interest in the paper in April, 1884, since which time he has been sole proprietor. Mr. Hartford was married, October 16, 1884, to Jeannette LORING, of Rising Sun, daughter of Israel and Jeannette (Young) Loring. Mr. Hartford is a member of the Baptist Church, the I.O.O.F. and F. & A.M. Mrs. Hartford is a member of the Presbyterian Church.