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

The livery man of Morganfield, is the son of Elisha and Matilda (Conn) O'Nan. His father, a farmer of Union County, was born in Taylorsville, Spencer County. His mother was born in Jefferson County; his parents married in what is now Lindle Precinct, in 1846. Here his father died in 1857, and his mother followed in 1860. His grandfather, John O'Nan, a farmer of Spencer County, was a native of Virginia; he married Margaret Lincoln, of Spencer County, and they were both buried in the same grave. His grandfather, John Conn, was a farmer of Virginia. He was, at one time upon the present site of Louisville, when a man who owned some of the land offered him fifty acres where the Galt House now stands for a silver watch worth about fifteen dollars. He would, no doubt, have given the watch many a time afterward, for the same proparty[sic]. Our subject was born in Union County July 6, 1848. He attended the schools of Union County very irregularly until he was about twenty years of age, and went to Brownsboro for one term. On September 6, 1871, he married Mattie Ann Harmon, the daughter of Thomas Harmon. She was born in Indiana in 1850, but came to Union with her father in 1866. She died in Lindle Precinct on April 1, 1878. Three children, John Lee, aged thirteen; Dennis Edward, aged 11, and George Oscar Love, were born of this union. In 1871 Mr. O'Nan went to Uniontown and opened a livery stable. He returned to his farm in 1872, but in June, 1885, again left it to engage in the livery business at Morganfield, where he now runs a livery and feed stable of fifty stalls, and where he has some ten or twelve horses for hire. His farm consists of 300 acres, all of which is under cultivation. He is a Democrat in politics, and has been a member of the Christian Church for seventeen years. A clever gentleman, a first-class farmer, and a good judge of horse-flesh is John T. O'Nan.