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Spotswood, Alexander E., General

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Spotswood, Alexander E., General
February 24, 2007 09:30PM
The Times of Long Ago, Barren County, Kentucky. By Franklin Gorin. John
P. Morton & Company Incorporated, 1929. Published originally in the
Glasgow Weekly Times, 1870's. pp. 87-88.

General Alexander E. Spotswood devoted but little of his time to the
practice of law.
He married Miss Lewis, of Virginia, a niece of Mrs. George Washington.
They had many children, sons and daughters.
During the war of 1812-13, having a valuable salt-petre cave on his farm,
mentioned previously, he manufactured large quantities of that article. He
purchased upwards of one hundred acres adjoining this place, on which he
built the main part of the brick house now owned by Gen. Joseph H. Lewis.
Mrs. Spotswood was one of the most charming of wives, and the whole family
was most pleasant and agreeable.
Some years after the death of his first wife Gen. Spotswood married Miss
Hundley, near the Buchetti vineyard in this county, where he resided on his
farm until his death. His second wife is still living at an advanced age.
He was an educated man of good sound sense, but eccentric and somewhat
erratic; an honorable man of high and stern integrity.
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