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Settle, Thomas J.

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Settle, Thomas J.
February 21, 2007 04:36PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed.,
1886. Allen County.

THOMAS J. SETTLE is a native of Allen County, Ky., born in Scottsville,
April 6, 1852. His is the fourth in a family of six children. His
father, Thomas Jettison Settle, was born in Barren County in 1816. He
married Sarah J., daughter of William and Sophia Turner. During his
life-time he was engaged in the wool manuacturing trade; first in Barren
County and afterward in the town of Scottsville, Allen County, where he
died on the 4th of December, 1884. Mrs. Settle died November 4, 1865.
They were the parents of three sons and seven daughters. Thomas Settle,
the grandfather of our subject, was a native of Virginia; he was during
a great portion of his life a farmer, and was engaged somewhat in the
milling business in Barren County, where he died in the year 18--.
William Turner was born in Virginia; he was one of the pioneer settlers
of Barren County. He was a cabinet-worker, which trade he followed
until the year of his death. Thomas J. Settle, our subject, remained
with his father during the first twenty years of his life, and in that
time he acquired the art of a wool-manufacturer, in which business he
succeeded his father. He has been very successful and carries a good
trade. He is the proprietor of a well appointed and paying factory,
which he has lately erected and put in operation in the town of
Scottsville, at a cost of several thousand dollars. The factory is
supplied with all the necessary appliances and machinery for the
manufacture of woolen goods, and is superintended by Mr. Settle. In
1874, October 24, he married Fannie L. Hoffman, whose parents were
natives of Todd County. Mr. Settle is a member of the Baptist Church;
his wife is a member of the Methodist Church South. Mr. Settle's early
education was limited to what could be obtained at the common schools of
the county where he lived. He has subsequently obtained a good business
education through his contact with the affairs of life. He is a stanch
Democrat. He has no political aspiration, his time and attention being
given to his business and to the care of his children: Luke W., Katie
L. R. and Corinne. Mr. Settle is known, as was his father before him,
as a man of strict business principles, and steadfast integrity in
business transaction.
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