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Means, Lucian W.

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Means, Lucian W.
March 16, 2007 03:29PM
County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by
William Henry Perrin. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1884, pp. 384-385.

LUCIAN W. MEANS was born September 10, 1854, and is a son of William and
Susan Means (nee Pursley). His grandfather, whose name was William Means,
came from North Carolina to Christian County, Ky., about the beginning of
the present century. He settled about seven miles south of the village of
Hopkinsville, where in 1818 William Means, Jr., was born. He grew to
manhood, following agricultural pursuits. He married Susan Pursley, near
Hopkinsville, on the place now owned by Rev. Walker, and in 1843 they
removed to the adjoining county of Trigg, where he served for some years as
Deputy Sheriff. Mrs. Susan Means was born in 1822 and died of apoplexy of
the heart, in 1875. William Means died in February, 1878. They had a
family of eight children: Sarah A., wife of W. H. West of Hopkinsville;
Pinkney D., who was killed at Garrettsburg, while in the Confederate Army;
Lucy A., deceased wife of John Prince; John H., Josiah M. and James
William, all of Washington County, Illinois, and Lucien W. Means, whose
name heads this sketch. Besides these, one son, Samuel A. Means, died in
childhood. Lucien W. Means was reared to the pursuits of the farm,
received the benefits of a common school education, and though a young man
is one of the leading farmers of the county, and takes especial interest in
all improved methods of husbandry, possessing the zeal and enterprise which
makes his influence felt for good in his community. He was married in this
county, December 11, 1879, to Miss Myra, daughter of M. S. and H. E. Major.
She was born in Christian County, October 31, 1863. They are members of
the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he is a Master Mason. Their children,
two in number, are James Major and Alfred West Means.
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