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Ledbetter, George W.

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Ledbetter, George W.
March 16, 2007 03:34PM
The Biographical Review of Johnson, Massac, Pope and Hardin Counties
Illinois Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, 1893
[Christian County]

GEORGE W. LEDBETTER is a son of James A. Ledbetter, a native of
Christian County, Ky., who is a man of good, practical education. He
learned the trade of a miller, followed it a few years, and then removed
in 1843 to Hardin County, Ill., where he engaged in merchandising. He
was married to Mary Scoggins, a native of Hardin County, Ill., by whom
he has five children, all of them now living, viz: John Q.A., living in
Elizabethtown; J.A., living at Cave in Rock; Mary E., wife of L.F.
Twitchell, living in Colorado; and Henry, partner in a large mill with
George W., the remaining member of the family. The latter was born in
Elizabethtown, Ill., on the 7th of December, 1858, and received his early
education in the schools of that place. Later he attended Bethel College,
at Russellville, Ky., and afterward attended the Military Academy at West
Point. He began business as a miller in 1878, and has continued in the
same line ever since.
Our subject was first married February 8, 1879, to Elizabeth Davie,
by whom he had two children, Georgia and Mora. The mother of these
children died March 19, 1887, and Mr. Ledbetter was next married, May 21,
1888, to Gertrude Brewer, daughter of Henry and Emily Brewer, of Dixon,
Ky., by whom he has two children. Mr. Ledbetter votes the Democratic
ticket, and is a member of Elizabeth Lodge No. 276, A.F. & A.M., at
Elizabethtown, and is also a member of Empire Lodge No. 54, I.O.O.F.
This in brief is the sketch of a man whose present substantial position
in life has been reached entirely through his own perseverance and good
judgment, and the facts connected with his operations and their results
only show what a person with courage and enlightened views can accomplish.
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