From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

McAfee, Andrew

(born: 1861  -  died: 1937) 

Andrew McAfee, a council member in Jessamine County, KY, in 1898, represented Ward District No. 2. McAfee was one of the first African American councilmen in the county.

McAfee was a hotel cook, the son of James (b. 1830 in KY) and Ellen Tap McAfee (b. 1832 in KY). The family of ten is listed in the 1870 U.S. Federal Census. Andrew died in Nicholasville in 1937, the cause of death listed as senility on his death certificate.

For more see the Andrew McAfee entry and picture on p. 281 in A History of Jessamine County, Kentucky, by B. H. Young [available at Google Books].

Kentucky County & Region

Read about Jessamine County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Kentucky Place (Town or City)

Read about Nicholasville, Kentucky in Wikipedia.


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NKAA Source: A History of Jessamine County, Kentucky, from its earliest settlement to 1898

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