By Wm H Newman; M J Clements; G W Cambron, 1886

A farmer of Bordley Precinct, is the son of Wm. Featherstone and Lucy (Wallace) Kuykendall. His father was a farmer of this county, born here, November 4, 1804 and married here in 1830; his mother was also born in Union in March, 1808.

Our subject was born in Union October 9, 1840, and got some ten years' schooling before the war. In September, 1862, he enlisted in Webster County, with Company A, of the Tenth Kentucky, and participated in battles at Fort Donaldson, Stone River, Selma, Ala., and Johnsonville. He did not go upon the Indiana and Ohio raid. He was captured in Morganfield after the fight at Uniontown and imprisoned at Johnson's Island, but exchanged at Vicksburg, November 29, 1863. He was again captured in Union County in April, 1864, imprisoned at Louisville and exchanged at City Point in July, 1864. During his term of service he held the offices of Orderly Sergeant., and Brigade Quartermaster Sergeant. At the close of the war he surrendered to Meredith at Paducah, in May, 1865, and thus ended his military career.

On July 14, 1869, our subject married Lucy E. Mayes, of Hickman. She died in Hickman in 1876, and in 1878 he married Susan Catherine Burchett of Logan County. She is the daughter of Wm. Edward and Susan Catherine (Bagsby) Burchett. She was born in Logan County in 1851. Mr. Kuykendall has seven children, two of whom, Lena Mayes and Benjamin Bobert[sic], are living in Hickman. The children at home are Ira, Ura, John Thomas, Grover and Mabel Clare.

In politics our subject is a Democrat. He has traveled in Kansas, Texas, Indian Territory, Missouri and Arkansas. His farm is pleasantly located, and consists of 200 acres, 180 of which is cultivated, and all of which he manages personally. His home, a frame house, was built in 1875, and stands upon a gentle eminence, overlooking the farm and the Bordley and Commercial Point road. My Kuykendall has been a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church for twenty-five years, and is a deacon at the Rock Spring church. He is a Mason, a Knight of Honor and an Odd Fellow. His large heart is well sustained by a large frame, and his pleasant face will long be remembered by his friends and neighbors as one that seldom wears a frown.