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Isaac Hodgen Trabue Edit Profile

Lawyer , orange grower

Isaac Hodgen Trabue, American lawyer, orange grower.

Background

Trabue, Isaac Hodgen was born on March 25, 1829 in Russell Company, Kentucky, United States. Son of Review Chasteen and Elizabeth T. (Huguenot ancestry).

Education

Educated at Western Military Institute, Georgetown, Kentucky. Graduate law department Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, 1854.

Career

Was aid to Governor Magoffin, 1859. Raised company of Union soldiers June 1861. Served in Civil war, captain to colonel.

Was large slave-holder—set male slaves to work in commissary department and women as nurses in hospitals, leaving children on farm near Louisville. Republican candidate for Congress 1st Kentucky district, 1872. Elector State at large on Greenback (Peter Cooper) ticket, 1876, on General Benj.

F. Butler ticket, 1884. Greenback candidate for treasurer Kentucky, 1877. For attorney-general, 1879.

Well known amateur chess player, beating Zuckertort, then world’s champion, 1883. Edited the chess column in Sunday Argus, Louisville, 3 years Took leading part in causing the people of Florida to vote against removal of the capitol from Tallahassee, in 1900 election. Founded town of Trabue, now Punta Gorda, Florida Freethinker.

Socialist. Author: Hobson Blowing Up the Merrimac in Santiago Bay (drama). Black Wench (novel), 1904. Rules and Directions to Play Four-handed Trabue, American Chess, 1904.

Home: Punta Gorda, Fla.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Hobson Blowing Up the Merrimac in Santiago Bay (drama). Black Wench (novel), 1904. Rules and Directions to Play Four-handed Trabue, American Chess, 1904.

Connections

Married Virginia Taylor, 1865.

father:
Review Chasteen

mother:
Elizabeth T. (Huguenot

spouse:
Virginia Taylor