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KAVANAUGH, Hubbard Hinde, M. E. bishop, born in Clarke county, Kentucky, 14 January, 1802; died in Columbus, Mississippi, 19 March, 1884. He was apprenticed to the printing trade, but was licensed to preach in 1822, settled in Augusta, Kentucky, where he edited the "Western Watchman," and was appointed in 1823 on the Little Sandy circuit, afterward holding various charges. On the establishment of the Methodist Episcopal church, south, he adhered to that branch, and was appointed presiding elder of the Lexington district. In 1854 the general conference chose him bishop. He was corresponding editor of the "Methodist Expositor and True Issue," and was a delegate to the general conferences of his church, over several of which he presided. See "Life and Times of Bishop Kavanaugh," by A. H. Redford (Nashville, 1884).--His brother, Benjamin Taylor, clergyman, born in Jefferson county, 28 April, 1805; died in Boonsborough, Kentucky, 3 July, 1888, also entered the ministry, and from 1839 till 1842 had charge of the Indian mission at the head of Mississippi river. He afterward studied medicine and practised in St. Louis, where he also held a chair in the medical department of the University of Missouri. In 1857 he resumed his ministerial duties, and during the civil war served as chaplain and assistant surgeon in the Confederate army. After the war he was professor of intellectual and moral science in Soule university for some time, but in 1881 returned to Kentucky. He has published "Electricity the Motor Power of the Solar System" (New York, 1886), and had ready for publication "The Great Central Valley of North America" and "Notes of a Western Rambler."
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