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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 7 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1887.  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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COL. WILLIAM LINDSAY, son of William B. and Margaretta (Sanders) Lindsay, was born in Carroll County, Ky., September 13, 1849. William Lindsay, paternal grandfather of our subject, was born in Virginia, and settled near Ghent, Carroll County, previous to 1819, in which year his son, William B., was born. The maternal grandfather of our subject, Col. Lewis Sanders, was also a native of Virginia, but settled near Lexington, Ky., in 1812, and subsequently removed to Carroll County, where his daughter, Margaretta, was born. William B. Lindsay is a farmer and stock raiser, but also represented his county in the Legislature in the session of 1875-76. Col. William Lindsay was reared on the home farm near Ghent, and was educated at Ghent College. He removed to Owenton, Ky., in the fall of 1870, taught school for a while, then read law under H. P. Montgomery, and was admitted to practice in 1871. In 1872 he became deputy county surveyor of Owen County, was police judge from 1872 to 1874, and in the fall of 1886 was appointed master commissioner, a position which he still holds. In January of the last named year, however, he had been elected president of the Farmers’ National Bank. He is also a member of the law firm of Montgomery, Lindsay & Botts. In March, 1876, he married Miss Lou Tomlinson, a native of Owen County, and a daughter of J. W. Tomlinson. To this union three children have been born: Joseph S., Lizzie and William. Mr. Lindsay is a member of the I. O. O. F., of the Democratic County Committee, and of the Baptist Church. Col. George N. Sanders, an uncle of Col. William Lindsay, was a prominent politician, was consul at London under Buchanan’s administration, and died in New York in 1874.

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This family biography is one of 55 biographies included in the Owen County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 7 published in 1887 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 7

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