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Read, Samuel J., Jr.

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Read, Samuel J., Jr.
February 21, 2007 04:28PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed.,
1886. Allen County.

SAMUEL J. READ, JR., is a native Kentuckian, born April 7, 1858, in
Allen County, on the farm where he now resides, on the middle branch of
Bay's Fork Creek. His early life was spent principally in agricultural
pursuits. His early education was obtained in the common schools of his
district. This he supplemented with one year's study in the Scottsville
Seminary, where he became proficient in the higher mathematics, and well
versed in the English classics, after which he followed the profession
of a teacher for some years with marked success. His travels have been
for profit as well as for pleasure. In 1880 he made a trip through
Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Canada, visiting Niagara Falls and
Toronto; his second tour was through Indiana, Illinois and Iowa; a third
trip took him through the Southern States of Tennessee, Mississippi,
Alabama and Florida to the Gulf of Mexico, visiting New Orleans and
other cities by the way. Since then he has, with the assistance of his
brother, had charge of his father's farm of 450 acres, which is managed
very successfully. Mr. Read is a Democrat, and takes a lively interest
in the political issues of the day. He has for the past three years
held the appointment of deputy county court clerk. He is an active and
consistent member of the Baptist Church. He still retains a state of
single blessedness. As a young man of enterprise and ability he
commands the respect and esteem of all who know him. For ancestral
history see sketch of William H. Read.
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