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Wood, Presley S.

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Wood, Presley S.
March 12, 2007 10:10PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 2nd ed.,
1885, Butler Co.

PRESLEY S. WOOD, a merchant at Forgyville, Butler County, was born in
Muhlenburgh [sic] County, Ky., May 29, 1861. He is the sixth of a
family of eight children born to James and Sarah (Watkins) Wood, who
are Kentuckians by birth. Their children, Mary, Rufus, Lina, Rousseau,
P. Sherman, Ludina Luella and Henderson are all living, except the last
named, who died in 18--. [sic] James Wood has been a farmer all his
life; he was born in 1817, and is yet living, aged sixty-eight years;
his wife is several years younger. Isaac Wood, father of James, was
one of the pioneers of Kentucky; was a farmer, and lived to be very
old. Presley Sherman Wood laid the foundation of an English education
at the common schools, and in 1878, entered as a student in Prof.
Baker's Academy at Homer, in Logan County, from which institution he
graduated in the English literary course before he had attained his
twentieth year. After teaching school for a year, he in 1883, engaged
in merchandising at Forgyville, in Butler County, where he does a good
business and carries $3,000 in stock in trade. Mr. Wood is a Democrat.
His time is devoted to his business, and he has gained for himself many
friends. He is unmarried, and his religious views are based on honesty
and fair dealing.
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