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Below is a family biography included in County of Trigg, Kentucky, Historical and Biographical edited by William Henry Perrin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Co. in 1884.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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DR. W. A. LINDSEY was born at Lindsey’s Mills, Trigg County, March 24, 1857; he is the son of James A. and Mary E. (Garnett) Lindsey. The father was born in 1833, also at these mills, which had been erected by his father, S. S. Lindsey, at an early day. James A. died in 1860, aged twenty-seven years; he had opened a store at the mills, where he was engaged in merchandising at the time of his death. The mother was born in 1838, on Little River, in this county, and now lives with her son in Wallonia. At the age of twenty-three, subject took up the study of medicine, under the preceptorship of Dr. J. W. Crenshaw, of Cadiz. In 1881 he attended the Louisville Medical College; he graduated from this school of learning in the class of 1883; he then went to Roaring Springs, where he practiced a short time. In May, 1883, he located at Wallonia, where he is now actively engaged in the practice of his profession. The Doctor is a member of the Trigg County Medical Society.

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This family biography is one of 185 biographies included in The History of Trigg County, Kentucky published in 1884.  For the complete description, click here: Trigg County, Kentucky History and Genealogy

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